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CNET News: HP: Don't Like Software Patents? Learn to Deal

Feb 16, 2005, 16:00 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Open-source programmers might not like the idea of software patents, but those critics would be better off adapting to the fact that they're not going away, Hewlett-Packard's top Linux executive said Tuesday.

"'At the end of the day, software patents are a way of life. To ignore them is a little bit naive,' Martin Fink, HP's vice president of Linux, said here at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. It's fine to object to software patents, but it's foolhardy not to try to acquire them, he said..."

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