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 Fortune.com 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!
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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.
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 :-)
Successful collaboration, Open Source license compliance and innovation management go hand-in-hand for large and small innovators. FSFE and Open Invention Network, with the participation of the Legal Network and the Asian Legal Network, are inviting to round table events with presentations and panel discussion of industry and community speakers, titled
Open Source and Software Patent Non-Aggression, European Context.
The events will be held in Berlin on 21 October and in Warsaw on 22 October. Attendance is limited – please confirm your attendance before October 15 to Nicola Feltrin of FSFE.
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On 3 October 2015 Free Software Foundation Europe invites you for the 30th birthday party of the Free Software Foundation. While the main event will take place in Boston/USA, there will be several satellite birthday parties around the world to celebrate 30 years of empowering people to control technology, and one of them will be at Endocode in Berlin.
The Free Software Foundation was founded in 1985 and since then promotes computer users’ rights to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. It also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software.
(See the original invitation here…)
The birthday party in Berlin, organised by FSFE, will take place from 15:00 to 18:00 on 3 October 2015 at: Endocode AG, Brückenstraße 5A, 10179 Berlin.
To make sure that Endocode can provide enough birthday cake and coffee, please register before 15 September 2015 for the event by sending us an e-mail with the subject “FSF30″.
Join us on 3 October, celebrating 30 years of working for software freedom!
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