The Internet has come a long way since its beginnings in 1950.
Alan Turing — an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist, who is widely-considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) questioned whether or not machines could think. In 1969, the Internet was born when University of California — Los Angeles and Stanford University — developed the first nodes and technological breakthroughs continued over the years. Then, in 1999, Kevin Ashton — co-founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Auto-ID Lab — coined the term Internet of Things (IoT) and pioneered Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID.) But the true enabler occurred with the debut of the Internet Protocol Version 6 in 2011.
Unarguably, the Internet has changed — and will continue to shape — the world. Whether people realize it or not, anyone who uses the Internet today benefits from Open Source Software (OSS) and companies not only trust Open Source but prefer it today. That’s why firms such as Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo are uniting with our community.
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What Our Internet Members Say
We strive to be the top short video social platform and community for all users to record and share their lives. Linux and open source are critical elements in technologies we develop and integrate into our platform. By joining the Open Invention Network, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation, and supporting it with patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source software.
As a licensee, we’ll have access to OIN resources in case we’re threatened by operating entities with patents.
“Bilibili is a diverse, open, and innovative cultural platform. All the time, we are committed to opening and sharing technologies and providing positive motivation in the innovation field of playback transmission, interactive entertainment, and cloud-native ecology through open source projects. Linux System software and open source technologies are important software infrastructures that promote business developments. Our participation in the OIN community demonstrates our consistent and ongoing commitment to shared innovation. In the future, we will also firmly support Linux’s open source innovation.”