The Open Invention Network (OIN) defends the intellectual property
(IP) rights of Linux and open-source software developers from patent
trolls and the like. This is a global fight and now the OIN has a new,
powerful allied member in China: Inspur. Inspur is a leading worldwide
provider and China's leading data center infrastructure, cloud
computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) server providers. While
not a household name like Lenovo, Inspur ranks among the world's
top-three server manufacturers.
Inspur is only the latest of many companies to join the OIN. Besides
such primarily hardware-oriented companies as Inspur, Baidu, China's
largest search engine company, and global banks such as Barclays and
the TD Bank Group, have joined the OIN. In 2021, companies far removed
from traditional Linux companies such as Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE
all recognize Linux and OSS's importance. Donny Zhang, VP of Inspur
information, said, "Linux and open source are critical elements in
technologies which we are developing and provisioning. By joining the
Open Invention Network, we are demonstrating our continued commitment
to innovation, and supporting it with patent non-aggression in core
Linux and adjacent open-source software."
"Linux is rewriting what is possible in infrastructure computing,"
says OIN CEO Keith Bergelt. "OSS-based cloud computing and on-premise
data centers are driving down the cost-per-compute while significantly
increasing businesses' ability to provision AI and machine-learning
(ML) capabilities. We appreciate Inspur's participation in joining OIN
and demonstrating its commitment to innovation and patent
non-aggression in open source."'
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/04/13/2058235
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