A number of people from the various community-based Linux mobile phone projects (OpenEZX, gnufiish, freesmartphone.org, openmoko, openembedded) are interested in adopting the Palm Pre into the portfolio of supported devices.
If anyone wants to support those communities with Palm Pre hardware, please let me know. Right now, all the people I know are in Europe. Yes, we don't have CDMA hare - but those hackers don't care. All they want is to make sure you can build a number of different distributions on the application processor, and to support everything _but_ the CDMA modem in preparation for the GSM variant that is to be released at some future point.