As a licensee, we’ll have access to OIN resources in case we’re threatened by operating entities with patents.
Protecting open source is critical to us, our users and to the ongoing health of the Internet. We’re proud of our new role within OIN. We’re very happy with the direction OIN has been going.
At JD.com, we have employed open source technologies such as Kubernetes and Open Stack, along with Linux, to improve the speed, functionality and stability of our infrastructure while lowering operating costs.
Linux is a critical enabler of Guest-Tek’s systems as it helps the company to provide its industry leading solutions to the hospitality industry. By becoming an Open Invention Network licensee, we encourage ongoing Linux development which ensures the continued improvement of our technology and services. This relationship will be very beneficial for Guest-Tek and our customers and partners worldwide.
For sometime, Groupe Renault has invested in developing the innovations and technologies that will enable sustainable transportation that excels in urban and rural environments and brings connected services in the vehicle. With our rapid pace of development coupled with our passion for precision, quality, and interoperability, we see leveraging open source software as an important part of our strategy.
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.