Well, it finally happened. Friday.

Some company known for patent-trolling, with higher-ups that used to work
for Microsoft - seems to be a not-too-subtle shell company of Microsoft's -
has filed suit against Novell and RedHat for patent infringement.

Apparently, this dare-I-say possible M$ dummy corp updated the old Xerox
PARC windowed-object patents and are trying to use them to deal a blow to

Anyone have any inside info on when Novell's going to file their
counterclaim and patent challenge? I'd assume that's what they'd do, since
the original X-Windows has to be public-domain and prior art by now...