someone posted some anti blackboard logos herehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/88137165@N00/

As a former WebCT admin and current Moodle admin, I agree. There is nothing at all good about this patent mess. At this point, I think the best we can hope for is for Blackboard to make the mistake of slapping a lawsuit on someone with deep enough pockets to fight back. The patent is blatantly invalid - there is prior art pre-dating their "invention" by close to a decade - so we need to hope Blackboard makes a mistake and sues the wrong organization before they've killed off too many competitors.Regardless, it's brazen and downright evil of them. Whatever happened to the official government line: "competition is good"?

Oh, those logos are great! I passed them on to our BB administrator here. He threatened to make them a part of his e-mail sig.