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01 |INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
Digital Transformation Continues Disrupting FinTech
Check out our latest whitepaper to learn more about a new generation of enterprises that are embracing Open Source, how a new wave of global banks and financial service firms are joining our community and 13 ways Open Source benefits the world of Fintech.
NASA's latest drone helicopter — partially powered by Open Source Software (OSS) — landed on the Red Planet — in February, making its historic flight on April 19th. Since Mars is 176 million miles from Earth, the drone — named Ingenuity — flies itself using Linux and NASA's Open source F´ framework.
The White House Introduces a Familiar Face to Open Source
President Joe Biden appointed David Recordon – who has worked in Open Source as a developer and manager for nearly 20 years — to his administration as the White House Director of Technology. It is expected he will prioritize next-gen technologies such as facial recognition and predictive analytics.
Is the UK Becoming a European Hotspot for Open Source?
Open Source contributes as much as £43 billion ($60.22 bn) to the UK’s economy, according to the State of Open: The UK in 2021 Report. The UK continues to be an Open Source leader with an estimated 126,000 contributors — including individuals, as well as businesses — in the country actively using Open Source.
Open Source Expands In APAC
Individual users of Open Source Software (OSS) in APAC are increasingly contributing code to the Open Source international community and more enterprises in Asia-Pacific are participating in the Open Source Ecosystem.
New Course Helps Leaders Maximize Open Source Efforts
The Linux Foundation is offering a new,
7-module, online course —Open Source Management and Strategy— that will help executives, managers and software developers more effectively manage their Open Source initiatives.
Inspur Joins Our Community
China’s leading cloud computing and big data service provider, Inspur was founded in the 1940s as one of the country’s 1st Information Technology (IT) brands. Inspur focuses on cloud computing, big data, key application hosts, servers, storage, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Learn More.
02 |OIN IN THE NEWS
Our CEO, Keith Bergelt, discusses patent issues in Banking and Fintech, as well as ways to protect companies and mitigate patent risk, with a reporter fromThe Fintech Times.
03 |INDUSTRY FOCUS
Economists’ Forecasts Open Source in Telecommunications will be Mainstream by 2025
Telecom — a 140-year-old industry — has accepted Open Source as today’s industry standard for transforming legacy technologies. If Communication Service Providers (CSPs) don't get on board, they will be left behind, in a market estimated to be a $29 billion industry by 2025, according to ABI Research.
Some companies from all over the world — including many OIN community members such as AT&T, KDDI Corporation, SK Telecom, Telstra, Verizon, and Vodafone — are embracing Open Source and modernizing their infrastructures. Other businesses are slowly realizing Open Source not only plays a critical role in Telecom but provides many benefits to their organizations. Among these are reduced development and operating costs, which in turn allows them to offer savings to customers. In addition, Telecom firms can further maximize their budgets by integrating Open Source Software (OSS) which reduces — if not, eliminates — licensing fees.
04 |NEW MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS
D-Link — a global leader in networking and connectivity solutions — has implemented Open Source Software (OSS) in over 70% of its networking and communications solutions since the beginning phase of Research & Development (R&D). Read More.
LogMeIn — A driving force behind today’s work-from-anywhere movement with over 3.500 locations around the globe, LogMeIn makes it possible for users and administrators to remotely access their work on any device, from any location, at any time. Read More.
Socionext— A worldwide enterprise that designs, develops and delivers System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions, Socionext. is based in Japan. It is committed to achieving globally competitive value through sustainable growth, including Open Source innovation. Read More.
Suprema — An international provider of access control, time, attendance and biometrics solutions, Suprema is among the “World’s Top 50 Security Manufacturers.” The company has #1 market share in biometric access control in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Read More.
06 |FUN FACT
The 1st Instance of Open Source Sharing Dates Back to 1911
Famous automaker Henry Ford helped launch the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association which led an Open Source initiative where major U.S. auto manufacturers shared technology patents openly and without seeking any monetary benefits in return.
07 |MEMBER STORIES
Q&A with Toyota
Catch our 2nd video in our Member Story series to learn why Toyota joined OIN and how it benefits from OIN’s free community membership. Watch the short video on YouTube.
08 |MEMBER PERSPECTIVES
“Huawei is committed to offering the highest-quality ICT and smart devices. Linux and OSS are critical elements of technologies we are developing and integrating with carriers and enterprises around the globe. By joining the Open Invention Network, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation, and supporting it with patent non-aggression in Linux and other core open source projects.”