Since WSO2 was founded, we have been committed to delivering a completely open source platform that takes advantage of the Linux ecosystem. As an OIN member, we look forward not only to taking advantage of the cross-licensing opportunities, but also working with OIN to expand the scope of technologies in the patent pool.
Linux and open source are driving innovation in cloud and mobile computing, and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things. These are developments that are very close to our hearts at Sage. We applaud the Open Invention Network’s efforts to promote openness and innovation for the benefit of the technical community and our wider society and would encourage our partners to support their work.
Open source software has become the primary engine of innovation and should now be viewed as the key building block of all modern enterprise architectures. Innovation in areas like cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, DevOps and modern web frameworks are all happening in the open source ecosystem.
With the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) reshaping what is possible in industrial settings— improving productivity, enhancing operational efficiency and increasing customer choice— we view Linux and other open source projects as key enablers in the IIoT. The success of the IioT is predicated on the ability to connect and manage widely distributed sensors and devices across numerous vertical industries and compute the data effectively on an industrial scale.
The formation of Open Invention Network signals a growing movement where companies today are looking beyond their own organizational boundaries. They are strategically sharing their intellectual property and building broader industry partnerships in order to accelerate innovation and drive new economic growth.
As a leading provider of open cloud solutions in Asia, especially in China, we believe OIN’s work to promote patent non-aggression in cloud computing is of great value to our organization and to the industry.
Linux can be found in consumer and professional systems in use around the globe. We are committed to redesigning the lifestyles of people around the world, by providing them with excitement and peace of mind. One way we create sophisticated products is by using advanced open platforms, and we are committed to ensuring their ongoing development.
Open source technology, especially Linux, has led to profound increases in capabilities across a number of key industries, while increasing overall product and service efficiency. By joining Open Invention Network, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation, and supporting it with patent non-aggression in Linux.
Flex is proud to join OIN and help further the goals of the open source community. In our position spanning many industries, we are sensitive to the negative impact that the aggressive assertion of patents can have on innovation, and how excessive lawsuits can significantly dampen opportunities for collaboration, especially within the open source community. We are pleased to be an active participant in the effort to protect Linux and related open source technologies from the risk of patent litigation.
Joining a community like OIN helps facilitate our advanced technical Linux capabilities across the company, both in our data centers and at our manufacturing sites. Our use of Linux will increase quickly as we leverage the collective innovation of communities like OIN.