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Re: Joining OIN?

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Frank A. Kingswood
<frank@kingswood-consulting.co.uk> wrote:

> Would it be beneficial if Debian joined OIN? The Open Invention Network
> licenses patents to promote the Linux ecosystem.
> http://www.openinventionnetwork.com/
> It's not clear how much a membership would cost though.

Debian is only a collection of individuals, not a legal entity so I
wonder if we could join. It might be a good idea for SPI to join
though. Please bring this up on their lists.

> Groklaw mentions that the 882 Novell patents would be covered by OIN
> membership if it were taken out before the closing date of the sale
> transferring them to Microsoft:
> http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20101206205654916




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