Baidu is and will always be a strong supporter and participant of open source. Baidu has launched a number of open source platforms including Apollo (Autonomous Driving Platform), PaddlePaddle (Parallel Distributed Deep Learning) and the like, and has been actively building patent cooperation. Baidu is a world-leading artificial intelligence platform company. Baidu’s participation in the OIN community shows our consistent commitment to open source innovation. Baidu will continue to support Linux patent protection and help foster a healthy Linux ecosystem.
In promoting OSS utilization, SMFG believes that measures to protect intellectual property rights are important. Through joining the OIN, SMFG hopes to deepen our understanding of the OSS community and contribute to the development of OSS.
We see incredible value in the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities. Our work in collecting, preserving and making source code available to developers, academics and government entities, will enable developers to continue to innovate. We are very pleased for OIN’s sponsorship and its support in maintaining the technical and scientific knowledge that may be lost without preservation and may be further useful to developers from an intellectual property perspective.
Open source technology enables new levels of innovation and helps to underpin our ongoing growth, as we fuse physical and digital technologies in cyber-physical systems. By joining OIN, we are demonstrating our commitment to contribute to open source technology and supporting it with patent non-aggression in Linux.
At Rakuten, our businesses continue to evolve as we address new market opportunities. Because of this, we are a user and strong advocate of open source software. We are building the first 100% fully virtualized mobile network, enabling us to scale rapidly and offer the best Quality-of-Service (QoS) available. By joining OIN, we are demonstrating our commitment to Open Source Software (OSS) and supporting it with a pledge of patent non-aggression.
The Mercari Group’s systems are supported by a variety of open source software. As a beneficiary of the enormous contributions made by the open source software community, we believe making a contribution to innovation in the world by publishing technology accumulated through the development and operation of our services, such as Mercari and Merpay, as open source is the right choice. Hence, the Mercari Group endorses the activities of OIN which protects innovations with open source from patent risks.
Huawei is committed to offering the highest-quality ICT and smart devices. Linux and OSS are critical elements of technologies we are developing and integrating with carriers and enterprises around the globe. By joining the Open Invention Network, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation, and supporting it with patent non-aggression in Linux and other core open source projects.
Although TAIYO YUDEN does not directly incorporate open source software in our products, our customers do, and it is important for us to support open source initiatives that are critical to the continued success of our clients.
Today, with open source software, we are quickly creating robust and long-lasting solutions for our customers. In addition to the technical implementation, we also take care that our customers do not worry about potential license violations.”
As a licensee, we’ll have access to OIN resources in case we’re threatened by operating entities with patents.