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CUBRID Joins Open Invention Network as a Licensee

Durham, NC (November 2, 2010) Open Invention Network (OIN), the company formed to enable and protect Linux, has extended the Linux ecosystem with the signing of CUBRID as a licensee. By becoming a licensee, CUBRID has joined the growing list of companies that recognize the importance of participating in a substantial community of Linux supporters and leveraging the Open Invention Network to further spur open source innovation.

Patents owned by Open Invention Network are available royalty-free to any company, institution or individual that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System. This enables companies to continue to make significant corporate and capital expenditure investments in Linux ı helping to fuel economic growth. By developing a web of Linux developers, distributors, sellers, resellers and end-users that license its patent portfolio, Open Invention Network is creating a supportive and shielded ecosystem to ensure the growth and adoption of Linux.

"CUBRID's open source database management system, which is specifically optimized for web applications, is becoming increasingly popular. We are very pleased to have the organization join OIN as a licensee," said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network. "By doing so, CUBRID affirms that it values the openness and collaborative culture of the Linux community. We applaud their support for Linux."

"Open source facilitates CUBRID development in a number of ways, including improved user awareness and faster adoption, stronger competitive positioning in the database industry, and a large base of users to find and report bugs and recommend improve-ments to CUBRID," said Byung Joo Chung, CUBRIDıs CEO. "We believe that by becoming an Open Invention Network licensee, we encourage continued open source development and foster innovation in a technical community that benefits everyone."

OIN has amassed a broad portfolio of patents, including patents held by nominees on its behalf. These patents are available to all licensees as part of the patent portfolio that OIN is creating around and in support of Linux. Its license agreement can be found at www.openinventionnetwork.com/pat_license_agreement.php.

About CUBRID

CUBRID is a comprehensive open source relational database management system highly optimized for Web Applications. By providing unique optimized features, CUBRID enables to process much more parallel requests at much less response time. With CUBRID, organization will benefit from superior performance, stability, scalability, and high availability required by companies to provide non-stop services to their valuable customers. CUBRID is being actively used by IT industry leader in Korea ı NHN Corporation, which breeds a farm of over 10,000 servers. For more information, visit http://www.cubrid.org/.

About Open Invention Network

Open Invention Network is a collaborative enterprise that enables innovation in open source and an increasingly vibrant ecosystem around Linux. It does this by acquiring and licensing patents, influencing behaviors and policy and protecting the integrity of the ecosystem through strategic programs such as Linux Defenders. OIN enables the growth and continuation of open source software by fostering a healthy Linux ecosystem of investors, vendors, developers and users.

Open Invention Network has considerable industry backing. It was launched in 2005 by IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony. OIN has received supplemental financial support from Canonical. For more information, visit www.openinventionnetwork.com.

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