Wishes do come true. SCO has lost, to the tune of $2.54 million, plus interest. The era of obvious business method patenting may also be over, along with Microsoft's patent threats, thanks to the decision In Re Bilski.
The legal status of open source and Linux now seems clear. The contracts are legal, the software is legit.
Where does the law go from here?
My hope is that it goes back to basics. New inventions deserve protection, but only for themselves, not for the idea of invention. And not every great idea must have someone with a hand out behind it.
Some ideas are just a hand up.