HTC's Facebook Page Hit By "Mostly" Unwarranted Kernel Source Spam Campaign

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    Sometimes, that old adage, "when it rains it pours" rings very true. Last week, it was Samsung getting slammed over and over, this week it appears to be HTC. Some impatient users have created a spam campaign against HTC on the HTC Facebook page. Apparently a horde of users are going out of their way to slam HTC claiming that they’re violating GPL requirements by not releasing source code for new devices and updates directly on HTC's Facebook page. Here is one of the messages being sent to HTC practically every five minutes,
    After the spamming got so bad, HTC began deleting some of the posts, and several users called them out on this. Here is HTC's response to that,
    This pretty much sums up the facts of the issue. HTC is apparently doing their best to get the source code out to users as quickly as they can, and are well within the time frame that they need to be. This means the spam campaign is mostly unwarranted, and the users should really just calm down and exercise some patience. At the time of this story, it appears that the spamming is slowing down some, but there still appears to be a few grumps posting occasionally.

    Source: Android.net via PhanDroid and HTC Facebook
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
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    I don't know if I would call it "unwarranted"... They say that they usually get the source code out earlier than 90-120 days after release of device. The Evo 4g is a year old.
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    Yep. I went back and looked at the list of phones too, even before you posted this reply, and saw the Evo 4G on there, so I updated the story with a qualifier of "mostly". Still, spamming HTC's Facebook page isn't really going to get it done any quicker. It's mostly just a big waste of time...
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    yep waste of time but also if I were working at HTC and someone spammed my site constantly I would not release the code just in spite of those spammers. There are other ways of going about this.
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    Indeed! ;)
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    the ever mature android users strike again. when all else fails, spam facebook pages...
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    This is the part of the community that makes me shake my head. In the end it is still a phone. Again there are a large population of android and iPhone users who could care less about jailbreak or rooting. In the end I want a phone that works.

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    exactly, I feel like the generation right below mine like the 18-25 year olds now have such a ridiculous sense of entitlement to EVERYTHING. If they don't get what they feel they deserve it's curse the world and it's everyone else's fault. Not all of them are like that thankfully, but the ones who are more than make up for the ones who are not.
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    Amen Bro!

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    I must admit, they have been dragging their feet on this . . . dancedroid
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    Maybe next time they should write their congressman?

    I think the point is people want to be HEARD! facebook does that. People might saw its "childish" but this is what social networking is...
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    You can be heard without being an annoying mosquito constanstly swarming in your ear. This is not what social networking is. This is a group of people who feel entitled to something that really isn't theirs to begin with. Now HTC has been very kind to releasing their source codes but they certainly dont owe that to the consumer base.

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    Spamming a company is the most childish way to get heard that I can think of...
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    eh... I think it works.

    just sayin. dancedroid
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    yeah it does, that's why the little kids do it...it's pretty sad.
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