September 11, 2018 — The Open Invention Network (OIN) – The Largest Patent Non-Aggression Community With The Mission To Protect Linux. When OIN was founded in 2005, Open Source was used primarily by computer companies making servers. Since that time, Open Source has become ubiquitous. It powers everything from smartphones and toys to search engines and banking networks – as well as almost everything in between. Today, there are entire industries that are investing in the benefits of shared core technology innovation that Open Source provides.