General Reference (not clearly pro or con)
"A vendor may uncover a potentially problematic issue in software that has been previously certified and address the issue in a program patch... [A patch] is any change to a software program."
2005 - National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
"A 'patch' [is] a modification to the voting machines' software program."
May 23, 2003 - Rush Holt, PhD
"'Patch' is an innocuous word, like 'glitch.' But a patch means that the code has been changed to fix a bug."
May 12, 2004 - Ellen Theisen, MA
"Patch - A software update designed to repair known problems or 'bugs' in previous software releases."
June 29, 2006 - Oracle Corporation