As far as I'm concerned, begging manufacturers to open source their drivers is whining. I don't think the OSS spirit is about forcing people to open their code.I'm curious. How have you reached an equivalency of 'whining' with 'forcing' here? Let me guess, you're one of those people who contend that RMS is 'forcing' everyone to refer to a Linux distribution as GNU/Linux?
I think the implication that people would use force to get their way is thrown around just a little too lightly these days. A request for something that you disagree with, no matter how insistent and nonsensical, is not equivalent to a threat.