Nonsense. We don't know what influence their brief had on the court. For all we know, the court might have been considering making software patentable, and Red Hat's brief changed their mind. We just don't know. What we do know is that Red Hat tried, and they get my thanks for that.
> So my guess is Red Hat just tries to
The motivations behind their statement aren't essential. (FWIW, I believe firmly that RH is on our side.) It's a public statement, so we can always point to it when we need an example of a software company that innovates, develops, and earns profits without suing its competitors.
As you point out, we need business support. ...then when we get it, you complain.