What you could do is release an open-source specializer for that community that takes out some of the magic to placate the VCs, but is OSS. It has been said that the user will be able to write their own specializer ( https://millcomputing.com/topic/meltdown-and-spectre/#post-3172 ). It shouldn’t matter if there are binary blobs on the MOBO if they aren’t being called. It’s not like the specializer will be Intel’s Management Engine (a “feature” of Intel MOBOs that is a SOC that covertly runs MINIX 3)?
I can see, though, how such a thing (a bare-bones skeleton specializer) is really only useful to two groups: superusers who want to replace it, and competitors.