I think you should post the "FINAL NOTE TO AMAZON" too:
Final Note to Amazon:
FINAL NOTE TO AMAZON
I know you are reading this, because that's part of your job :-)
Please, pretty please, keep your products modifiable by those who want to
modify them. The developers are not your enemies - we are your allies.
Pretty much all of the tweaks and hacks are actually there to add useful
functionality to the Kindles, to make them even better devices.
I understand that part of the Kindle's success lies in the simple fact
that it's superior to the competitors' products, and I understand that
you want to keep your trade secrets secret. Maybe that is the reason for
the ever-more aggressive obfuscation of the Java classes.
I also realize that a very small part of the information that was published
in the "dev scene" could be considered as a threat. I'm talking about
the ad removal (i.e., disabling Special Offers without paying the nominal
fee). I have personally published such information previously, and retro-
spectively, I shouldn't have done that. Mea culpa. I removed all of it,
and I'm not going to publish anything on that topic again. I don't want
to jeopardize the entire dev scene for a few bucks.
That said, and getting back to the point: Please don't render this
jailbreak method useless. All of the previous methods could be considered
a real threat (in the sense of "security hole"), because they - at least,
in principle - could have happened without the user noticing it, via
some "drive-by" attack. So it's fair to close those holes.
This method cannot be automatically exploited: the user has to knowingly
and willingly take action before anything happens.
So, to conclude: please don't attack the developers' scene and users who
just want to use the full potential of their Kindle.
Oh, and feel free to incorporate the developer-contributed enhancements
into the stock firmware. Almost all of them are using extremely permissive
And, as a very last statement: feel free to contact me at the email address
provided in the README file.
-- ixtab, December 2012.
We want to make reading that easy for them.