The problem is with radio firmware which companies have been trying to hold back source code for. Not the SOC firmware.
And most routers do not have combined radio and SOC. There is a huge problem because without the radio source you cannot update the version of Linux kernel used without a huge amount of work. It is already causing problems.
You may want to ignore the political issues but it is not possible. And popehat appears to be bias and encouraging of illegal behavior from a group that has bombed and shot doctors who provided abortions.