Great Wall Motor, demonstrating its commitment to open source software (OSS) as an enabler of electronic vehicle systems, has joined Open Invention Network (OIN) as a community member.
Digital technologies such as telematics, advanced driver assistance, instrumentation, infotainment are disrupting the automotive industry. The open collaborative platforms such as Automotive Grade Linux are driving these technologies. Therefore companies are joining OIN and supporting patent non-aggression in Linux and adjacent open source technologies.
OIN is one of the largest patent non-aggression community that practices patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source technologies by cross-licensing Linux System patents to one another on a royalty-free basis. Patents owned OIN are similarly licensed royalty-free to any organization that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, SUSE and Toyota, OIN has more than 2,800 community members and owns more than 1,300 global patents and applications.
Xiaozu Wang, the head of intellectual property at Great Wall Motor Company Limited said “Harnessing the benefits inherent in open source software to help do so completely aligns with our goals. By joining OIN, we are demonstrating our commitment to open source software, and supporting it with a pledge of patent non-aggression.”
Source: Press Release