Although hopes of an unlocked bootloader will have to subside until the development community can figure a way past it, the Amazon Kindle Fire does now have root unit. There are little advantages to doing it just yet, but it’s worth applying anyway if you want to make sure you can root your device before Amazon finds out about the exploit and patches it up.
If you care to get this underway be sure to head to the source link for full download links and instructions. Proceed at your own risk, and remember that your device will get no sympathy from anyone should it suddenly come down with a case of digital hypochondria. [RootzWiki, thanks to everyone who sent his in!]