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Tokyo Electron Device Joins the Open Invention Network Community
Durham, NC (March 7, 2023) – Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to safeguard open source and now the largest patent non-aggression …
Amazon Joins the Open Invention Network
Durham, NC (December 6, 2022) – Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to safeguard open source software (OSS) and the largest patent …
U.S. Bank Joins the Open Invention Network
Durham, NC (November 15, 2022) – Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to safeguard open source software (OSS) and now the largest …
Third Largest Semiconductor Production Equipment Manufacturer Joins OIN
March 7, 2022 — Chips are the beating heart of innovation and governments across the globe are racing to bring semiconductor manufacturing within …
Semiconductors are the Heart of Innovation & Open Source Software has been the Lifeblood
March 7, 2023 — Chips and Open Source are rapidly converging, creating an even deeper level of integration and innovation, as Open Hardware …
Global Chip Pioneer TED Supports Patent Non-Aggression & Believes Open Source Drives Innovation & Productivity
March 7, 2023 — Semiconductor Digest reports Tokyo Electronic Device (TED) joins OIN. “We are incredibly focused on pleasing our customers. One of the …
What Our Members are Saying
Since its inception 15 years ago, OIN has provided unprecedented protection to enable the incredible growth and adoption of Linux and other related open source software around the world. As the OIN community has grown to over 3,000 members and the Linux definition has matured, that protection has only grown stronger. IBM and Red Hat have been two of the leading proponents and drivers of Linux and open source software for over 20 years and have been founding members of OIN since its inception. Today, IBM and Red Hat continue to share with OIN a deep and unwavering commitment to scale Linux and open source innovation providing flexibility, choice and leadership for the industry.
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.
Open Invention Network is a unique organization. For 15 years, it has protected the Linux and open source community from patent aggression, while fostering a community that understands that value of shared technological development. It has been an honor to have worked with the OIN team, and fellow OIN Board members, to plan and implement the strategic initiatives that have provided protection for open source.