This is a big win for the open source community. The patent trolling done by MS, Apple and Oracle is just shameful. Patents are extremely important for companies that put millions and years of hard work in R&D, but when a company is doing nothing more than buying patents to stifle competition that is down right immoral.
Here are the links to Google's original post from Rocks post #1 and the update Rocks #6 post
DOJ: CPTN Holdings LLC and Novell Inc. Change Deal in Order to Address Department of Justice's Open Source Concerns