I just checked the wayback machine and the SDK terms haven't changed much in years. Here's a link to the 2010 terms for the SDK:
Pretty much the same as the current SDK agreement. The parts under proprietary license you can't mess with, the parts under open source licenses you can do what you want with. I can't see that anything has changed with the latest version of the agreement.
Does anyone know:
1. When the vote will take place?
2. Who can vote?
Seems like the easiest way to stop this is for open source and free software supporters to vote, assuming that's possible. I went to the gnome.org website to find out how I could become a voting member but the site is "down for maintenance" - hmmm...
What comeback? I never stopped using buckling spring keyboards. The defective non-tactile feedback keyboards that come with most computers go straight into the recycle bin in my office.
And ugly? I think whoever wrote that left a "to me" off the end of the sentence. They do not seem ugly to me. To me they look pretty much like any other keyboard, a flat thing with lots of little rectangular keys.