Looks like Red Hat is soon to be engaged in a patent lawsuit with a Microsoft-aligned patent troll. For reasons that must be clear to all, I cannot comment much further on this matter directly.
I will, however, make three observations:
Observation the first. Novell, you sold your souls to Microsoft for nothing at all. Your “protection” was a complete illusion. How’s that for peace in our time, Prime Minister Chamberlain?
Observation the second. Red Hat lawyers are some of the brightest people I know. Matthew has been telling us for a very long time that they are some of the most important people at our company — in fact, in the free software world. Today, I hope we all see how true this is. I also hope that we still have Mr. Webbink on speed dial. I suspect that we do.
Observation the third. PJ, you don’t get nearly enough thanks for the difficult and vital service that you provide. Thank you for everything you do.