April 10, 2024 — Since their initial founding of the Open Source (OS) Zone in 2019, OIN, The Linux Foundation & Microsoft have invested substantially to protect Open Source Software  from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) — sometimes referred to as patent trolls. “As open source technology continues its inexorable growth into new markets, PAEs have increasingly targeted the OSS community,” said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network. “We see significant value in partnering again with The Linux Foundation and Microsoft, to support the Unified Patents OS Zone. We are also pleased to welcome new companies that are providing financial support to continue funding the OS Zone’s operations. More needs to be done, however, because the stakes are becoming higher as better funded PAEs are placing acute focus on critical OSS projects that enable widespread innovation such as cloud native.” Tech Company News has the story.

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