"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
"'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..."