Hey, Microsoft, regarding to patents, don't sue us, instead sue our costumers!
Another big problem with this whole "this is not a licence, this is an agreement on patents" absurd thing that they're using to circumvent the laws that would set this as illegal as it obviously should be, is that, as you can see in the quote before, the patents are all covered, from both Novell and Microsoft, but "with certain exceptions". Since that they want that, if someone's to be sues is the Novell costumer, I have to ask: how can a Novell costumer know if they're INTO the certain exception? When they get their ass sued? Well, that's easy, avoid SUSE (specially the patent-clumbered SLES) and start using another distro.
YES, this is the conclusions for now: Microsoft just made Novell sign it's own death sentence. Who wants to risk it with SuSE when they have safe alternatives? Now, let me take a look on distrowatch: number one is Ubuntu, and Microsoft didn't even try anything about it, since it's preety plain that Ubuntu wants Microsoft to rot and die. #2 is OpenSuSE and they did this. #3 is Fedora, so Ballmer made an offer to enter into the same agreement with Red Hat two days ago, when this agreement with Novell says Microsoft won't do the same deal with anyone else for three years...
And now? Do you still think that caliming that this agreement is bad for Novell users is being a fundamentalist zealot?