At Shopify, we’ve built our platform on Ruby on Rails. We view open source software as a key foundation for our business. By joining the Open Invention Network, we have committed to patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source software. We believe that this commitment will promote innovation and help enable entrepreneurs and developers to build on open source foundations without focusing on the threat of litigation. We strongly encourage all forward-looking ecommerce platforms, retailers, and other companies to do the same.


Robert GuaySenior Counsel, Intellectual PropertyShopify