"Jeremy Allison, a high-profile open-source programmer, has
resigned from Novell because of objections over its patent deal
with Microsoft and is moving to Google.
"In his resignation letter, Allison said Novell's patent pact
with Microsoft has crippled the Linux seller's relations with the
open-source community. At Google, he'll continue his work on Samba,
the open-source project he helped launch. Samba is software that
lets Linux servers share files on Windows networks..."