I'm looking for a new router, and the question that is most important to me is which devices have the best right to repair/user rights/FOSS track record. Price and features are a factor, but I'm happy to go down to mid-range ac wifi and a slower SoC at higher prices if there are companies that stand out (although I can't really afford anything enterprise grade).
What router/SoC manufacturers/vendors make life easiest for the OpenWrt developers? Do any donate hardware or money directly? Are there any that were fighting on the right side of the firmware-locking legislation in the US a few years back?
Additionally if there are developers that have had good experiences with whichever hardware, is there a model that you would like to get hold of? Depending on the price of what I pick I'd consider donating one at the same time (even if a working build is likely a few months away).