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Wednesday, October 15 • 4:30pm - 5:20pm
The Open Invention Network Linux System Definition - Defining the Scope of Linux Patent Non-Aggression - Mirko Boehm, Endocode

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The Open Invention Network protects the Open Source ecosystem against litigation of software patents by acquiring patents and licensing them to entities. This networked, royalty-free non-aggression community can be joined by all entities and is defined by three pillars - the patents that are cross-licensed to participants, the community of licensees, and the field of use that is covered by the non-aggression pledge. Open Invention Network (OIN) focuses on protecting Linux, and the monitoring and inclusion of relevant Open Source technologies into it’s Linux System Definition is crucial to safeguarding “freedom to operate”, OIN’s central mission. The presentation will explain the nature of OIN’s non-aggression community, and introduce the Linux System Definition and the possibilities to contribute to its maintenance. The presenter is responsible for OIN's Linux System Definition.


Mirko Boehm

CEO, Open Invention Network
Mirko Boehm is a Free Software and Open Source contributor, primarily as a software developer and speaker. He is the founder of the Quartermaster project, and has been a contributor to major Open Source projects including the KDE Desktop since 1997, including several years on the... Read More →

Wednesday October 15, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm CEST
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