We all know about the Novell/Microsoft stuff that is going on and most if not all OSS/Linux supporting people does not agree with it. But Mark, it is not on to use this to try to entice/convince openSUSE developers and community member to join your team. One thing that is so great about OSS is the freedom it allows us to choose. Whether that may be openSUSE, Ubuntu or heaven forbid Windows, we still have that choice and for somebody like you to use things that you do not agree with to entice people to your side is not on.
If the product/solution/service you provide is good enough, then people will come. And I think Ubuntu is good enough to stand on its own legs.