Tag: Open Invention Network

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Huawei joins patent-free Open Invention Network

Huawei joins patent-free Open Invention Network

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei announces that it is joining the Open Invention Network, in which Linux programmers are free to use patent-pending programs to create money-making software. The Open Invention Network is an organisation with more than 3000 members (and is financially suppor... Read more

date3 years ago
Microsoft brings exFAT to Linux

Microsoft brings exFAT to Linux

Microsoft is going to make the technical specifications of exFAT open source, and wants to support the addition of exFAT to the Linux kernel. This means that from now on, exFAT devices will be able to function on Linux kernels without many additional additions. When exFAT was a patented technolog... Read more

date3 years ago
Microsoft makes 60,000 patents available to open-source community

Microsoft makes 60,000 patents available to open-source community

Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network (OIN). This is a consortium of patent sharing companies that can protect open-source software - including Linux - from patent owners' claims. Previously, Microsoft was just one of the companies that made the claims. By joining the group, Microsoft makes li... Read more

date4 years ago