> Concerning the GPL, I think that there is a very simple
> compromise that
> would keep us entrepreneurs content. Offer the option of a
> reasonable
> royalty paying license as an addition.
  Absolutely.  I certainly have no problem with anything, tax funded or
not, being released under the GPL.  My only problem is restrictions that
unreasonably limit use.  Making a reasonable, non-exclusive, license
available without the GPL restrictions would remove such an objection.