I'm sorry if I missed your email, I searched my archives and could not find it anywhere :(
Anyway, yes, we are working to bring drivers that are out of the tree into the main kernel
tree. Look at the large patches that are currently in our quilt/git tree. It contains a
number of drivers just like this.
Please feel free to send me a pointer to the latest version of the driver that you wish to see
in the tree in email, as long as the original developer of the driver does not object to it
being added (we try to not go against the wishes of the authors.)