Based on a thread on the official chia-blockchain github between madMAx43v3r , Bram Cohen and Gene Hoffman it looks like there is a real possibility that Mad Max’s high speed plotting software could be merged into the official software. There is still a license change requirement, and lots of testing before that is a possibility, but it looks like the Chia team is open to the idea.
Go read the thread if this is interesting, the whole thing is worth a read. Thank you to Reddit user u/loki0111 for pointing me to this thread. There was some chatter on the official Keybase channel about this, but the github thread paints a complete picture. Good find.