Quite a few old Palm employees moved over to Nokia. Nokia would have some employees in support of providing an open bootloader, however, the problem lays with Microsoft. Microsoft is in control of the bootloader and deciding what to do with it. I suggest we tell Microsoft that we would like to see the Nokia provide an open bootloader for the Lumia 920.
Does anyone know what's the best way to contact Microsoft about suggestions/requests?
I don't see how an open bootloader could hurt Microsoft. Every extra phone that is sold to a customer who has the intention of not using the Lumia 920 for WP8 provides a very good opportunity for Microsoft to "convert" them to WP8.