Linux Kernel Developers Issue Statement re: Open Drivers
The Linux kernel development community has joined together to release a strong statement about the need for open source device drivers.
While the vast majority of devices now have open source drivers, there are a few holdouts. The kernel community wants to send a clear signal to these vendors as well as prevent any future vendors from following the closed source path and preventing their uses from getting all the benefits of Linux’s open development model.
More than 135 people have signed the statement, which can be read here