The FSF has released an article namend The road to hardware free from restrictions: How hardware vendors can help the free software community. It’s all about how the hardware vendors should support the Free Software Community and how this will profit them. Also a petition for free device driver is mentioned in the article.
The computer hardware market is steadily evolving towards a more standardized ecosystem based on unrestricted hardware. Already, smaller vendors are realizing increased sales by ensuring that their hardware works optimally with free software and that drivers are easy to develop and maintain. Industry leaders have already been realizing these benefits in the server market, but have yet to make the same commitment for consumer hardware.