In case you had any doubt, rest assured that Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has no designs on a deal with Microsoft that contains patent provisions. He sees nothing wrong with the interoperability provisions of the agreements Redmond has inked with Linux distributors from Novell to Linspire, but in a recent blog post, Shuttleworth said he has no use for agreements that don't further the cause of free software.
In fact, he says the deals that have come to light to this point are nothing more than "trinkets for air kisses." His response? "No thanks."