From petition creator Anthony Nash:
"This all began in a community of android, cell phone, and software developers and enthusiasts, at xda-developers.com. The popular android platform that currently runs on millions of peoples' cell phones is an operating system that is "open-source" which means whatever company develops that operating system must release the source to the public, and the public has the right to modify that source to mae changes, improvements, etc., and release that modified OS (Operating System), aka ROM, for others to use. This is per the GPL (general public license The well known cellular phone producer HTC, released a phone know as the "htc amaze 4g." This phone operates on the android OS, therefore requiring HTC to release te source for the OS. HTC did release the source, but it was missing key drivers we needed for developers to make fully functioning ROM's and Kernel's (kernels are like the brain of an OS). This not only limited what the few developers we had could do but is also pushed away developers from coming to our phone. On top of all this, the biggest problem was that HTC was violating the GPL by not releasing these source This is what made us come together as a community to make HTC do the right thing. I created this petition and we came together and shared it with everyone we knew through Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and xda-developers.com. Another member and friend of mine in the xda community, hasoon2000, gathered all the information of HTC's social madia accounts and provided them to the community and we all came together and sent them hundreds of emails, tweets on Twitter, and posts on Facebook and G+ requesting the release of these drivers. We did this to get there attention and to show them how many supporters, most of which are all loyal HTC customers, we had that were all being effected. This fight began all the way back in March 2012, and finally after 7 months, and after hundreds of emails and messages, and over 500 signatures on the petition, HTC finally listened to us and released the sources we need! This was not only a fight of honoring your customers, but also a fight of honoring the law and making companies follow those laws just like we have to. Thank you to the community at xda-developers and everyone else who contributed, we couldn't have done it without you all."