I think there is a significant need in the community to get a better understanding of where the SGS is heading, with regards to the license and allowed use. I know that you cannot answer these questions, but it would be very important to open a communication channel between the people responsible for these decisions at Sun, and the community.
This is because SGS looks very interesting and powerful, but at the same time no developer can afford to invest time and ressources into a technology which may suddenly become unreachable to him - due to prohibitive license prices, or due to license restrictions.
For example, some issues that come to my mind:
- Will non-commercial, open-source projects be possible? What if they contain content that Sun considers inappropriate?
- What if a non-commercial project wants to cover basic costs (for bandwidth, hardware) and starts to charge a small fee, or starts to sell merchandise?
- What if a non-commercial project lives for several years, becomes popular, and wants to become commercial?
Etc. etc. I don't expect these questions to be answered right now, but it would be important to address them eventually, and the sooner the better.