"Licensing questions would be better off asked to lawyers, not programmers. Would you ask a random group of lawyers on a public mailing list medical questions and trust their responses?"
Such statements are quite like professor/academician research will say: i just am an educator and/or scientist, i have no clue about real work/marketing/etc. I.e. they teach students to beg for grants in whole today's corrupted "science" and write huge amount of useless papers, bureaucrats can understand (amounts, more paper => good).
Greg is especially good at paper work (PCI, driver gatekeeper; Novell Linux Driver project), than programming (ugly Udev, USB serial subsystem and drivers as an example).
Everyone needs to know basic things like: food is not free to produce (brainwash producers with ``science need'' and taxes), lawyers are leeches in USwAmp. But who knows, what is bad, and what is worse?
"Would you ask a random group of lawyers on a public mailing list medical questions and trust their responses?"
I wouldn't trust anything coming from a lawyer.
Lawyers cant be trusted.