See “Study: Developers Do Not Want GPL 3 to Police Patents” in eWeek. It starts:
A new Microsoft-funded study has found that open-source developers do not believe that licenses such as the upcoming GNU General Public License 3.0 should enforce software patents or prevent deals like the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement.
The industry responses should be interesting and fairly quick, I believe. Those open source people are so shy (grin).
For my sake, I try hard to not think that any Microsoft-funded study about open source is just for entertainment value, though it never seems to have a surprising or shocking conclusion that might lend it greater interest.