May 4, 2021 The Patent Lawyer Magazine reports Shopify — one of the largest global commerce platforms that provides tools to start, grow and manage a retail business of any size — has joined our community.  “At Shopify, we’ve built our platform on Ruby on Rails. We view Open Source Software (OSS) as a key foundation for our business,” said Robert Guay, Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property (IP) for the company. “By joining the Open Invention Network, we have committed to patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent Open Source Software. We believe that this commitment will promote innovation and help enable entrepreneurs and developers to build on Open Source foundations without focusing on the threat of litigation. We strongly encourage all forward-looking eCommerce platforms, retailers and other companies to do the same.”

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