Open Invention Network today announced that Microsoft has become a member of the OIN community. For the advantages of Linux and other open source technologies, Microsoft is bringing a valuable and in-depth product portfolio of over 60,000 issued patents to OIN. Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network, said: "Open sourceDevelopmentContinue to expand into new products and markets to create unparalleled levels of innovation. By participating in OIN, Microsoft clearly recognizes the importance of open source software for its future development. Microsoft's participation in OIN has increased our strong community, reducing the patent risk of core technologies through its breadth and depth. ”
Erich Andersen, vice president and chief intellectual property consultant at Microsoft, said: "Microsoft believes that open source is a key innovation engine. We have increased our participation and contribution to the open source community over the past few years. We believe that OIN provides protection for the open source community. To increase global contribution to and adoption of open source technologies, we are proud to be actively involved in its initiatives with OIN to prevent patent aggression in core Linux and other important OSS technologies."