March 06, 2012 — By adding more than 700 new software packages to its existing list of over 1000 packages that define a Linux system and are protected within their network of royalty-free cross licence deals, the Open Invention Network has announced that it aims to keep pace with the expanding technology base of a typical Linux system. Keith Bergelt, CEO of the OIN, called the update “an exciting day for OIN and Linux” and said that it “is driven by the dynamic growth of open source software”. The company hopes its improved coverage on all the packages will “encourage ongoing collaboration and investment” in the Linux ecosystem.