Now say what you want about Microsoft. They'll let Google win search and Apple win mobile, tablet, and MP3 players. But they will not be out-eviled.
So, I guess that means it's time to patent-troll SalesForce. This news popped up in my feeder from about 80 different places, but 37signals gets the nod here because they're a company with the guts to put this text in an official communication on their website:
Fucking patent trolls. Fucking Microsoft. What a sad day.
No matter what company it is that signs your checks right now, chances are they aren't that ballsy.
Now, I can't think that I've ever met a developer who would rather work for a patent troll than a ballsy outfit like 37signals. Good devs make good tech, which makes this a bad move for MS. Maybe they have a hole card.