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Google joins Open Invention Network (OIN), to Give Back to Linux [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, August 7, 2007
16 years ago2,846 views

...we feel a strong responsibility to the Linux community, and we’re always looking for creative ways to put our resources in the hands of Linux developers. That’s why today we became a licensee of the Open Invention Network (OIN), an innovative patent-sharing organization founded to create a legally protected environment for anyone who works with Linux.

The concept behind OIN is simple. All OIN licensees, including participants such as IBM, Oracle, NEC and Sony, agree to cross-license their Linux-related patents to the others free of charge. Patent issues therefore become a much smaller concern inside the community, and OIN members can focus their energy on writing and releasing software rather than vetting their code for intellectual property issues. It's the legal equivalent of taking a long, deep breath

pooin [PersonRank 8]

16 years ago #

tux for president

BUGabundo [PersonRank 7]

16 years ago #

[quote]tux for president[/quote]


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