|In reply to Comment 208 (David Scheibler):
Not sure that works as an analogy. One is a driver for a peripheral and the other is supporting a completely new architected bit of hardware.
Besides, hardware manufacturers for peripherals generally join developer networks, OEM deals etc to get branding and approval for drivers that *they* develop.
Therefore if this analogy was to be correct ( it isnt ) BPlan should be joining the OEM branding deal and offering to write the HAL configuration changes required.