Zyxware joins Open Invention Network, reaffirms commitment to open source

May 13, 2015 - 17:45

Zyxware Technologies is pleased to announce that it has joined Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community formed with the mission to protect and promote Linux. This is a major move for Zyxware as it positively affirms the company's support and commitment for innovation in open source software.

Open Invention Network (OIN) is an organization that seeks to foster collaboration and patent non-aggression in support of Linux. Formed in 2005, OIN is backed by industry giants such as Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, and SUSE. OIN is the most effective way to substantially reduce the patent risk around Linux-related technology. Patents owned by Open Invention Network are available free of charge or royalties to any individual or organization that is working on Linux, GNU, Android or any other Linux-related software. By using patents in a collaborative environment, OIN accelerates innovation in the global marketplace and enables organizations to make significant investments in Linux, thus improving their strategic positioning and driving economic growth. The scope of the OIN license encompasses not only the deployment of Open source solutions but also the internal use of Open source technology for infrastructure and services. These could include the company website, internal tools and development platforms.

Several thousand organizations have already joined OIN in support of patent non-aggression and to get royalty free access to Linux system patents of other OIN participants. OIN has over 1250 vendor and user licensees across multiple sectors and owns over 400,000 patents and applications in the US (over 1.6 million globally), a percentage of which directly relates to the Linux System and are subject to the OIN cross-license. By joining OIN, individuals or organizations receive a royalty-free unrestricted license to 1000 international patents and applications owned by OIN.

For more information, please visit http://www.openinventionnetwork.com

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