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Re: [saigonlug] About Open Invention Network

On Wed, 25 May 2011 21:21:35 -0700
Võ Thái Lâm | Lactien JSC <[email protected]> wrote:

> Chào các bác,
> Em nhận được cái email này, mặc dù đọc và cũng hiểu ý đồ của họ
> nhưng có lẽ do ít thông tin nên chưa bao giờ nghe về tổ chức này.
> Có bác nào có thông tin rõ hơn có thể giúp em để trả lời họ được
> không?


> Cảm ơn mọi người.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Shane Coughlan <[email protected]>
> Date: Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 9:12 PM
> Subject: Lactien Computing and Open Invention Network
> To: [email protected]
> Dear Lactien Computing team
> My name is Shane Coughlan and I am a representative of Open
> Invention Network.  This is an organization founded by Red Hat,
> IBM, Sony, NEC, Philips and Novell to support the Linux System and
> everyone who builds or uses Linux-related technology.  We would
> like to invite you to join our community.
> Our community helps support open innovation and deter patent
> restriction around the Linux System by building a patent aggression
> "no fly zone." Anyone can join by pledging non-aggression towards
> other community members. In return they get the same pledge from
> everyone else, plus OIN's support if they face aggression from
> third-parties.  There are no other obligations or costs.
> This is more than swapping promises.  We are working towards a
> future where patent aggression around Linux and the related
> eco-system is no longer acceptable, and our pledge is an important
> stepping stone in this process. Whether it comes from a
> multinational company or a small project with no patents, the
> pledge helps strengthen open collaborative innovation.
> In the last year we welcomed over 230 new participants to our
> community. I've attached a copy of the latest licensee list for
> your reference.
> Right now is a very good time to participate.  You may have read
> that Novell has recently been acquired and at least some of their
> patent assets are being transferred to various third parties.
> However, as an OIN licensee, Novell offers their Linux System
> patents royalty-free to other licensees. Anyone who joins the OIN
> community before the Novell sale closes will get a free license in
> perpetuity to the granted patents.  Groklaw recently discussed this
> in some detail:
> http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=20101206205654916
> To give you an idea of timescales, it appears the Novell deal was
> slightly delayed due to paperwork, and is expected to close before
> the end of this month.
> I'm on stand-by to answer any questions, and confident that working
> together will prove to be an excellent idea.  This is a serious
> offer to provide support around patent issues, and a deterrent in
> case of third-party aggression.  Most importantly, your endorsement
> of non-aggression would also help protect the future of open
> innovation for everyone in this field.
> There are no catches, just a community reaching 300 projects and
> companies supporting open innovation, and a mission to work with
> even more.
> Regards
> Shane
> --
> Shane Coughlan
> e: [email protected]
> p: +81 (0) 80 4035 8083
> f: +81 (0) 87 889 0288
> w: www.openinventionnetwork.com

Anh Ky Huynh @ ICT
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