Galileo was not granted a patent.
Calling the Community Edition a "Crippled Kids" version shows that you've not used it. We use the Sugar CE, and are quite content with it. The paid version would be nice, but it's too expensive for us. We're a small department at a university, so we're not rich, not poor either, but it's out of out price range. The CE does what it does well, and we're glad to find something this good where we can modify the source, which we need to do for our authentication system here at the university.
I really wish I had mod points now. The Community Edition is still AGPL *from the downloaded source code SugarCE-6.0.0.zip* with no click through agreements or any other license distributed with the source code.
The paid editions are still SPL as they were before, making 90% of this entire discussion a tempest in a teapot. (The web page says it's a CC no derivatives license and says it's for 5.5, but they are distributing 6.0 with an AGPL license, which is what counts.)
They just added the new interface as one of the features under the SPL and paid instead of the GPL. If you have a problem with that, then write your own interface under the GPL and maintain it as a patch to the Community Edition.
Open source has many definitions, and everyone here should know this by now. So Sugar calls their paid license open source. Personally I would agree, and some would not. It's not Software Libre, which is a better term. It's "paid as in beer with a recipe."
The true irony is that the teacher would be perfectly summing up the power (or lack from over use) of profanity, yet has a fair chance of losing their job over it.
I was just thinking this is a shotgun aimed at the foot. SO we shouldn't trust their server OS now?
No. He's been in the House for 20+ years.
Despite all appearances, your boss is a thinking, feeling, human being.