You probably don't think of car companies as being Linux and open-source supporters. Toyota, the world's largest car manufacturer, has just joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history. Toyota has thrown its patents into protecting Linux. The OIN was formed by IBM, Sony, Phillips, Red Hat, and Novell in 1995 to defend Linux against intellectual property attacks. OIN's plan, then and now, is to acquire Linux-related patents.
Jul-18-2016, 02:41:12 GMT