Recently, there has been some commotion about HTC taking down a site containing RUUs. Some have wondered what it means for the development community and HTC's overall philosophy about custom ROMs and the like. For what it's worth, HTC has decided to clarify its stance in a blog post on their site.
According to the post, HTC only objected to the site because it used HTC trademarks without a license and made it seem as though the site was an official HTC site. It claims that HTC "openly embraces" the development community and recognizes them as being "valuable to the overall health of the Android ecosystem".
While some may still be hesitant, it's at least a show of good faith. Granted, actions speak louder than words (ahem, source code...), but at least it's better than ignoring the situation.
Source: HTC Blog