I've heard all sorts of things discussion about open drivers being blocked by patents over parts of OpenGL. One thing I haven't heard about is efforts to get patent exemptions for open source drivers for open source operating systems. We should articulate to patent holders that we will never be able to make money from this "niche." We will never buy or pay for rights to use it. There is no gain for them to hold us back. Maybe we could articulate some benefits though to them. Any thoughts?