Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Facebook, HP and OpenStack Join Open Invention Network (OIN)

Internet and Technology giants Facebook, Hewlett-Packard and OpenStack have made available for membership with other 74 companies for the Open Invention Network (OIN) this quarter.

The Open Innovation Network (OIN) is a group of organizations committed to protect Linux and its open-source offshoots from legal assaults.

OIN said that Facebook, HP and OpenStack as well as with Fujitsu,Rackspace, and Juniper had approved to turn out to be licensees.

The Facebook Effect

OIN members guarantee not to instigate a legal attack on the origin of their patents based on Linux and also take delivery of access to Linux patents to be in the right place to partner companies exclusive of
legal consequences.

The Open Innovation Network was founded back in 2005 by IBM, NEC, Novell, Phillips, Red Hat and Sony. The conglomerate at the present owns 300 patents related to Linux and access to 2,000 other Linux patents fitting in to licensees.

In spite of many companies sustaining the OIN, the consortium’s CEO Keith Bergelt considers that Linux persists to be in danger.

“It's actually presently anybody who supports proprietary platforms and has a huge patent assortment that it likes to carry on to exercise to be competent to depress choice. There will always be those who will be appearing at Linux capacity intimidating their livelihood, their technique of existence,” he told.

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