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Open Invention Network Legitimising More Software Patents (Instead of Fighting Them)

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  • Open Invention Network expands Linux patent protection [Ed: IBM- and Microsoft-funded front -- fronting for OIN and Linux Foundation agenda -- continues to promote software patents agenda]

    Today, everyone -- yes, even Microsoft -- use Linux and open-source. It's been years since Linux was under attack by SCO for imaginary copyright violations, and then Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claimed that Linux violated over 200 of Microsoft's patents. So over 15-years ago, the Open Invention Network (OIN) patent consortium was formed to defend Linux against intellectual property (IP) attacks. Even so, Linux and open-source software are still under attack from patent trolls and other attackers. That's where the Open Invention Network (OIN) steps up by expanding its patent non-aggression coverage by updating its Linux System definition.

  • Open Invention Network Expands its Patent Non-Aggression

    Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, announced today that it has increased its patent non-aggression coverage through an update to its definition of the Linux System. To keep pace with innovation Open Invention Network regularly revises and expands its Linux System coverage. This is the ninth expansion of the software packages and libraries protected under the Open Invention Network cross license.

  • Open Invention Network expands coverage

    The Open Invention Network has announced an expansion of its "Linux System Definition", which is the set of software covered by its patent-protection umbrella.

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