"There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people want access to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know that we've listened. Today, I'm confirming we will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, support and patience," Peter Chou, CEO of HTC
For all of you tinkers and hacker out there, this is magnificent news as this will allow the great modding community to do what it does best.
Source: HTC official Facebook page