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Tokyo Electron Device Joins the Open Invention Network Community
Durham, NC (March 7, 2023) – Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to safeguard open source and now the largest patent non-aggression …
Amazon Joins the Open Invention Network
Durham, NC (December 6, 2022) – Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to safeguard open source software (OSS) and the largest patent …
U.S. Bank Joins the Open Invention Network
Durham, NC (November 15, 2022) – Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to safeguard open source software (OSS) and now the largest …
Third Largest Semiconductor Production Equipment Manufacturer Joins OIN
March 7, 2022 — Chips are the beating heart of innovation and governments across the globe are racing to bring semiconductor manufacturing within …
Semiconductors are the Heart of Innovation & Open Source Software has been the Lifeblood
March 7, 2023 — Chips and Open Source are rapidly converging, creating an even deeper level of integration and innovation, as Open Hardware …
Global Chip Pioneer TED Supports Patent Non-Aggression & Believes Open Source Drives Innovation & Productivity
March 7, 2023 — Semiconductor Digest reports Tokyo Electronic Device (TED) joins OIN. “We are incredibly focused on pleasing our customers. One of the …
What Our Members are Saying
OIN protects the open-source community through a patent cross-license for Linux and related open-source technologies. The license is free and available to companies, organizations, and individual developers if they agree not to assert their own patents against Linux.
This move (regarding Huawei’s OIN membership demonstrates that joining OIN has become a no-brainer for any product company. Setting aside the patent trolls, who would never have an incentive to join, no one is asserting patents against Linux anymore. Waging a patent war against a popular open-source project like Linux is bad for business. Of course, the OIN definition of Linux is far broader than the kernel. Even so, the OIN pool protects the basic infrastructure of the web, and no serious product company has an interest in disrupting it. That would be like sabotaging the roads we all drive on.
Google has been a proud member of OIN since joining the community in 2007. Linux and adjacent open source software power the cloud-based services of today and tomorrow. Throughout, OIN has been there to ensure that open source remains safe for users, consumers, and developers alike to consume and upon which to build.