April 10, 2024 — As part of its mission to minimize patent threats for its community members,  OIN collaborated with The Linux Foundation & Microsoft to fund the Unified Patents’ Open Source Zone (OS Zone) in 2019. The partnership continues this year for the 5th consecutive year, to protect OSS from PAEs, sometimes called “patent trolls.” The funding has since been supported by additional companies, including Amazon, Apple, CableLabs, Mercedes-Benz, Meta, ServiceNow, and Twilio. OpenSourceForU breaks the story.