Good idea, but...
I think it's a great idea, really I do. I'd love to see well-documented XML files for configuring everything.
But (and not wishing to start a flame war) SuSE does something similar with YAST, and for me it is the biggest pain in the backside imaginable. I hate it. The thought of auto-generated files that you can only change in the way that the GUI designer lets you fills me with horror.
What might be better is a proper set of documentation for each one (which the LDP is doing very nicely) and man pages/info pages for each package.
Re: Borland and License
Yes, you're quite right in that circumstance.
However, if you purchase the software for home use, then you are the sole person respoinsible for who comes through your door, so the license would be binding on you.
This is much more worrying to me than what happens in the office.