HTC has just posted the kernel source code for the HTC Hero on its dedicated developer portal. This follows weeks of demands from open source developers regarding the availability of the source code from the manufacturer, as HTC originally stated that it was waiting on its own developers to provide the source before making it available.
As the GPL requires immediate availability of all source code created under the aforementioned license, many developers were upset when the initial requests for the source code after the release of the smartphone were met with vague responses and no specific availability information, with some even threatening legal action due to perceived non-compliance.
Correction: This article has been corrected for clarity and to specify the type of source code made available. PhoneNews.com regrets any confusion that arose from the original article.