Open Invention Network promotes Linux and Open Source. Following are links to organizations and websites that provide further information and resources about Linux, Open Source and patents.
Linux Industry Resources
The Linux Foundation
Home to Linus Torvalds — the creator of Linux — is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux.
Linux Kernel Archives
A primary site for the Linux kernel source code.
Commercial Linux Vendors
Established in 1992, SUSE, is the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution. With a portfolio centered around SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE powers thousands of organizations around the world across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies.
Canonical was created alongside Ubuntu to help it reach a wider market. Canonical helps governments and businesses the world over with migrations, management and support for their Ubuntu deployments.
Open Source Industry Resources
Free Software Foundation
The FSF promotes the development and use of free software (liberty not price), particularly the GNU Operating System, used widely in its GNU/Linux variant.
Free Software Foundation Europe
Free Software Foundation Europe helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.
Software Freedom Law Center
The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) is an organization that provides pro bono legal representation and related services to not-for-profit developers of free software/open source software.
Open Source Initiative
Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community.
Opensource.com is an online publication focused on how open source is applied to different areas including business, education, government, health, law and other disciplines of life.
Linux and Open Source Software Directories
GitHub.com is the largest host of source code in the world, commonly used to host Open Source projects.
SourceForge.net is the world’s largest Open Source Software (OSS) development website with the largest repository of Open Source code.
The Free Software Directory
The Free Software Directory is a catalog of useful free software that runs under free Operating Systems. Free Software Foundation staff and volunteers work together to collect detailed information about free software programs and organize it in a clear and accessible format.
Intellectual Property (IP) Resources
Government agencies by countries that administer Intellectual Property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trademarks and designs.
- Australian Patent Office
- China Patent Office
- European Patent Office
- Japan Patent Office
- United Kingdom Patent Office
American Bar Association
Since 1894, the ABA has contributed significantly to the development of our system for the protection of intellectual property rights.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
For more than 200 years, United States Patent and Trademark Office has had the mission to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries.
World Intellectual Property Organization
Part of the World Trade Organization, WIPO is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit.