"The Electronic Frontier Foundation has defended its decision to
partner with Novell over patent reform.
"On Wednesday, Novell and the EFF issued a joint press release
claiming that the two organisations would co-operate on EFF's
'patent busting' programme. Novell is providing funding for the
initiative and supporting patent reform in general.
"However, the move has surprised many in the open-source
community, given that Novell signed a high-profile agreement with
Microsoft last year that saw millions of dollars change hands
between the two companies to settle patent claims..."