"Over" is in sight for the writers' strike; that doesn't mean it's a done deal, at all. Check Deadline Hollywood Daily.com, and particularly this post, for a sense of what has to happen for a deal to get done. Joss Whedon's take is up on United Hollywood.com, and you can also find it in the comments section of the piece I linked to just now. My own quick take, not knowing the issues as intimately as those on the front lines: a speedy resolution is in everyone's interests...unless it's not in the WGA's, and I urge everyone involved to read the fine print, repeatedly. Everyone's exhausted and possibly running out of money and wants this over with, but if what this boils down to on the conglomerates' side is wanting to avoid the embarrassment of a 28-minute Oscars ceremony, well, that has a price.