Sort of a big little day today as I managed to mail the last three papers the Australia government need in order to process my application. Which in theory should mean the only thing left of the whole process is actually getting the work permit, wonder how many months it will be.
Legal stuff is a bees nest in free software, and I am guessing part of the endless discussions is because so few actually truly understand the issues at hand and even if they do they probably just fully understand them in the context of their native legal system. Anyway we are trying to relicense the GStreamer based applications to the LGPL in order to try and partially solve the issue of patents and GPL licensing. The second part of the fix is probably adding some exceptions to the license of the GPL and LGPL libs we link to.
Urk, I wish whoever made the up the term intelectual property got a two tonn boulder dropped on him or her.