RAW Survery results released
On late January the Open RAW initiative launched an international survey on this Web site to collect information about the experiences, requirements, preferences, and concerns of digital photographers and other interested parties regarding RAW imaging technology and now we published the results in 5 chapters.
From OpenRAW.org website:
More than two-thirds of the 19,207 participants expressed concern that they won't be able to open or edit raw files created by older digital cameras. The most telling statistic is the 90% of respondents who agreed: "Once a digital image is written to a file by a camera, data in all parts of the image file should belong to the photographer who captured the image. Camera makers should publish full and open descriptions of all parts of the raw image files their camera produce."
Full results OpenRAW RAW Survery is on the web
or can be downloaded as PDF file