Tim O’Reilly has real guts. He’s taking Amazon.com to task for their use of patents, despite the fact that Amazon.com is a huge O’Reilly customer. I already knew he cares about doing the right thing than just lining his own pockets, but this just raises my esteem for him. I also agree with Tim to such an extent that I don’t know if I’ll bother writing my own Amazon.com/patents related screed.