For the gallium discussion. Intel is about to be the first one to hit OpenGL 3.x using the older mesa... wasn't Gallium supposed to make getting there faster?
To Intel, I noticed that you do some good internal testing (http://intellinuxgraphics.org/testing.html) on every release. Any chance of a collaboration with phoronix test suite?
It seems like it might be useful to do something similar to (Daily Kernel Tracker) as well.