Electrolux Group Joins Open Invention Network

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This collaboration highlights the growing importance of patent non-aggression and collaborative innovation in the tech industry.

The Open Invention Network (OIN) has welcomed Electrolux Group, a global leader in home appliances, as its newest community member. This partnership underscores Electrolux’s commitment to leveraging open source technology to drive innovation and sustainability in its intelligent appliance platforms.

Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, expressed his enthusiasm for Electrolux’s decision to join the network, highlighting the critical role of open source software in advancing the capabilities and intelligence of modern appliances. He emphasized the importance of patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source technologies, which is a fundamental principle of the OIN community.

Fabio Albanese, Head of Engineering, Connected Electronics Platform at Electrolux, echoed the sentiment, stating that integrating cutting-edge technologies is essential for improving the sustainability and overall performance of their appliances. He expressed Electrolux’s pleasure in joining OIN and supporting its mission to protect open source software from patent litigation.

OIN’s community members adhere to a policy of patent non-aggression, which involves cross-licensing Linux System patents to one another without royalty fees. This collaborative approach fosters a supportive environment for innovation in open source technologies. The organization invites other companies and individuals to join its community and contribute to the collective protection of open source software. Interested parties can sign up and access the OIN license agreement online at http://www.j-oin.net/.

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