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We’re the largest Patent Non-aggression community. We safeguard Open Source Software from patent risk.

Nearly 4,000 OIN community members collectively own 3 million patents & applications. They pledge not to assert their patents in core Open Source Software through OIN’s cross-license, preserving freedom to innovate in covered technologies.

Open Invention Network advocates for innovation
Open Invention Network advocates for innovation

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OIN is the largest patent non-aggression community in history. Together, we support freedom of action in Linux as a key element of Open Source & help members reduce patent risks.

OIN believes greater diversity of thought, perspective and talent drives higher levels of innovation. We promote the idea that Open Source technologies provide a new business model which distills collective and global intelligence.

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Keith Bergelt

CEO | Open Invention Network

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“Freedom to participate in Open Source projects and adopt Linux and other Open Source code has been enabled through broad based participation in the OIN cross-license, which has become a litmus test for authenticity in the Open Source community. Joining the OIN community demonstrates an explicit recognition among signatories of a commitment to Open Source technologies and the set of norms required around the appropriate use of patents in an increasingly Open Source-centric world. Companies that do not sign the OIN license and refuse to participate in this rapidly growing community are explicitly or implicitly reserving the right to use their patents to litigate on core Linux and OSS functionality.”

Keith Bergelt

CEO | Open Invention Network

“Freedom to participate in Open Source projects and adopt Linux and other Open Source code has been enabled through broad based participation in the OIN cross-license, which has become a litmus test for authenticity in the Open Source community. Joining the OIN community demonstrates an explicit recognition among signatories of a commitment to Open Source technologies and the set of norms required around the appropriate use of patents in an increasingly Open Source-centric world. Companies that do not sign the OIN license and refuse to participate in this rapidly growing community are explicitly or implicitly reserving the right to use their patents to litigate on core Linux and OSS functionality.”

OIN Leadership Team

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Membership is FREE and the process is simple. We welcome all individuals & companies who advocate for Open Source and are focused on reducing risk from the threats of patent aggressors.

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Join the OIN Community

Membership is FREE and the process is simple. We welcome all individuals & companies who advocate for Open Source and are focused on reducing risk from the threats of patent aggressors.

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