The Internet has come a long way since its beginnings in 1950.

Alan Turing — an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist, who is widely-considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) questioned whether or not machines could think. In 1969, the Internet was born when University of California — Los Angeles and Stanford University — developed the first nodes and technological breakthroughs continued over the years. Then, in 1999, Kevin Ashton — co-founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Auto-ID Lab — coined the term Internet of Things (IoT) and pioneered Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID.) But the true enabler occurred with the debut of the Internet Protocol Version 6 in 2011.

Unarguably, the Internet has changed — and will continue to shape — the world. Whether people realize it or not, anyone who uses the Internet today benefits from Open Source Software (OSS) and companies not only trust Open Source but prefer it today. That’s why firms such as Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo are uniting with our  community.

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Protecting open source is critical to us, our users and to the ongoing health of the Internet. We’re proud of our new role within OIN. We’re very happy with the direction OIN has been going.
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