Hyundai Kia Motors joins the Open Invention Network as the first global automotive manufacturer

Today Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation are joining the Open Invention Network as community members. Linux and Open Source software are becoming a mainstay in automotive computing. With the first global automotive companies joining OIN, a trend has been set towards Open Source collaboration and patent non-aggression in the automotive industry. The news is in the press here on Yahoo Finance, here on and in many other places.

OIN’s community practices patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source technologies by cross-licensing Linux System patents to one another on a royalty-free basis. Patents owned by Open Invention Network are similarly licensed royalty-free to any organization that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System. Within OIN, I am responsible for the maintenance of the Linux System Definition, the field of use for OIN’s patent non-aggression pledge. I am very proud of the great work the OIN team does to protect Linux and Open Source.

The OIN license can be signed online. Ask your company to join the Open Invention Network community, please!

Claim the right not to tolerate the intolerant


From The Economist Espresso: Quote of the day

Karl Popper is one of my heroes. His thoughts on the “open society” are one of the most influential books I read while studying at university (and again, recently). It shaped my thinking about political systems like few others. Not to mention “The Logic of Scientific Discovery”, another book by him that feels like a revelation.

Checked in and good to go to NYC!

See you at the #Tectonic summit on the other side!


Quote of the day


From The Economist Espresso: Quote of the day

My big fat Hipster breakfast :-)

Milch und Zucker is one of my most favourite places for breakfast in Berlin. It is conveniently located on the way to the office and has excellent Wifi. A dangerous combination that reliably slows me down in the morning :-)

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