But an honest email.
And yes, even some years ago people said that it was nearly impossible to get a real HW house up and running producing CPUs or GPUs since there is way too high leveled know how etc. involved that you can't just reach within a few months. Plus you need a lot of money to invest first and that takes time until you reach ROI.
Though that shouldn't mean there wouldn't be an option for simpler chips. Or design a board from ready components (OpenPhoenux and the like)
Anyway IMO any company should open specs to a degree that people can write a fully working driver for it. Yes.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!