Kontron joins Open Invention Network
Kontron has become a community member of Open Invention Network (OIN). The Open Invention Network was founded over 10 years ago by companies like Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony and SUSE to support organizations that build or use Linux-related technology. The cornerstone of OIN is a community of around 2000 companies and projects that fosters patent-aggression in the Linux System "no fly zone". Every company in the OIN community pledges not to use Linux System patents aggressively against each other. This pledge acts as the starting point for a cultural norm for patent non-aggressions in Linux and adjacent open source technologies.
As an OIN community member, Kontron will provide free licenses to its patents in the context of the Linux System in exchange of the same grant in return from other OIN participants. This promotes a litigation-free environment over core Linux technology.