December 28, 2017 — Launched in 2005, Open Invention Network (OIN) strives to shield the open-source software community from unnecessary courtroom battles through a shared patent pool. Now boasting more than 2,400 participants, OIN is the largest patent non-aggression, Linux-focused organization in existence. As Linux increasingly permeates our daily lives — as most recently seen in the automotive and financial service industries — OIN’s mission to protect open-source innovation is becoming even more critical.