NVIDIA Releases Shield's Operating System For Open Source Hackery
Modders and coders alike will likely take note, and NVIDIA notes that if the out-of-the-box functionality isn't enough for you, it's inviting users to "build out Shield's capabilities any way you wish." If you’re not a coder or already set up with an Android development environment, NVIDIA's suggesting that users check out what the XDA community is working on.
Sadly, a rooted or unlocked bootloader will give NVIDIA the right to reject returns (hardly a surprise), so think long and hard before you dig in too deeply. Either way, it's an exciting move, and one we hope other corporations will follow. Open is good, folks!