I've been a Linux user, since 1991. I came over from Minix. I was _THERE_ when Linus posted his first post in comp.os.minix that August.
You may want to actually watch his actual posts on the LKML a bit closer, and track them over the years...
He is _very_ adamant and downright rigid on a variety of issues. In the end, it's his voice that dictates what goes into the mainline kernel.
Not that i'm saying that's what's being done here...I am simply calling you out, and making you realize you are in way over your depth.
If you wish to sell orbiters with the orbiter software on them, you have to get a license from Pluto. That is the license. Period.
And yes, you were told. Either that, or tkmedia was lying to me. Somehow I take his word over yours.
Now, let's just move on.