My impression is that Adafruit is making their "Pi-plate" breadboard accessory strictly on their own, without any formal relationship with the foundation (although they mentioned making inquiries).
I wasn't implying Adafruit had any formal relationship with the Foundation (although the recent quote about the Pi-plates from Eben via Liz, "... awesome! ... " suggests that may change ). They would just be precisely the kind of wireheads who could do the hardware end of the work, as they already make some very nice Arduino display shields, similar boards for Beagleboards, etc.
Broadcom folks would still need to do the GPU driver work, which is the tallest pole in the tent, regardless of whomever might make the boards. Having the boards made yourself would be pretty pointless without the driver, and Broadcom folks talking with Adafruit type folks who are already a proven engineering and distribution outfit might convince both of them it was worth their time. Some random consumers Out There banging on the door at Broadcom (especially via a public forum), maybe not so much.
Perhaps an e-mail campaign to Adafruit and those of similar talents might be in order. If I thought there was enough money in it to keep me fed I would do it, but, I don't think that's the case (I have a pretty good appetite ). I already have plenty of money/time-absorbing volunteer activities going on here and elsewhere.
The best things in life aren't things ... but, a Pi comes pretty darned close!
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -- W.B. Yeats
In theory, theory & practice are the same - in practice, they aren't!!!