It was announced today that Inspur is joining the largest patent non-aggression community in history, Open Invention Network. In doing so, Inspur is reinforcing its commitment to open source software (OSS) as an enabler of advanced infrastructure computing systems.
Inspur is a leading provider of data center infrastructure, cloud computing and AI solutions. It ranks among the world’s Top-3 server manufacturers, and is the largest in China. Its engineering and innovation deliver cutting-edge computing hardware design and extensive product offerings to address important technology arenas like open computing, cloud data center, AI and deep learning.
“Inspur is committed to offering high-quality infrastructure computing systems for customers of government & enterprise and CSPs. Linux and open source are critical elements in technologies which we are developing and provisioning,” said Donny Zhang, VP of Inspur information. “By joining the Open Invention Network, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation, and supporting it with patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source software.”
“Linux is rewriting what is possible in infrastructure computing. OSS-based cloud computing and on-premise data centers are driving down the cost-per-compute while significantly increasing businesses’ ability to provision AI and machine-learning (ML) capabilities,” said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network. “We appreciate Inspur’s participation in joining OIN and demonstrating its commitment to innovation and patent non-aggression in open source.”
Patent non-aggression in core technologies is a cultural norm within the OSS community. A key litmus test for authentic behavior in the OSS community includes OIN membership. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Sony, SUSE, and Toyota, OIN has more than 3,400 business and organization community members.
OIN’s community practices patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source technologies through a powerful, royalty-free cross license. Additionally, patents owned by Open Invention Network are licensed royalty-free to any organization that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System.