Seems interesting, but in the same post he also claims:All that is needed is some kind of specification that describes how your device works, or the email address of an engineer that is willing to answer questions every once in a while. A few sample devices might be good to have so that debugging doesn't have to be done by email, but if necessary, that can be done.
...that is not so good.If your company is worried about NDA issues surrounding your device's specifications, we have arranged a program with OSDL/TLF's Tech Board to provide the legal framework where a company can interact with a member of the kernel community in order to properly assure that all needed NDA requirements are fulfilled.
In my opinion free and open specs could help EVERY OS (ROS too) better.
What are your opinions ?
For those who are interested in, Italian FSF has an interesting petition around this topic:
(very badly BabelFished...)