My issue with your original comment was that the tone strongly implied to me that you where surprised, possibly even bitter about the DRM peoples refusal to accept your patches simply because doing so would have forced them to change their license and drop support for the BSDs. This comment makes it clear that this was what you expected all along.
On a side note, I'm surprised about how many people refuse to contribute to projects with the 'wrong licenses'. Sure, I understand that people have strong license opinions, I have them myself, but I will happily contribute to projects under any free software license, even ones that I consider suboptimal. Even GNU seems to take this stance, as they have at sponsored the development of flex, ncurses and various other non-gpled projects.