Open Invention Network (OIN), the organisation formed to safeguard open source software (OSS) and the patent non-aggression community announced today that YADRO has joined as a community member.
According to IDC, YADRO is the provides enterprise storage and high-performance servers in Russia and Eastern Europe.
“High-performance enterprise computing and storage is enabled by Linux and other key open source software projects. The shared innovation generated by the open source community has enabled previously unimageable scalability and stability. OSS is essential to modern on-premises, hybrid and cloud-based environments,” said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network.
“Open source platforms enable the rapid deployment of advanced computing, storage and communications solutions. We recognise the value in shared innovation, a fundamental characteristic of open source communities,” said Anna Egorova, chief delivery officer at YADRO.
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.