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Comment Why doesn't Google buy Novell's patents? (Score 1) 154

CPTN Holdings-a Microsoft-led group that includes Apple, EMC, and Oracle is in the process of buying 882 of Novell’s patents. Given the recent patent-related legal action by MS and Oracle against Android/Google, why doesn't Google bid on Novell's patents? Wouldn't it put Google in a much better defensive position?

C++ is the best example of second-system effect since OS/360.