Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to safeguard open source software, and the largest patent non-aggression community in history, announced today that YADRO has joined as a community member. By joining OIN, YADRO is demonstrating its commitment to patent non-aggression in OSS.
According to IDC, YADRO is the market leader in enterprise storage and high-performance servers in Russia and Eastern Europe. Offering a full range of high-performance servers, storage systems and industry specific services and tools, YADRO leverages open source software (OSS) to deploy best-in-class systems.
“Open source platforms enable the rapid deployment of advanced computing, storage and communications solutions. We recognize the value in shared innovation, a fundamental characteristic of open source communities. OIN membership is strategically important for YADRO in terms of patents management, R&D, marketing and overall company reputation,” said Anna Egorova, Chief Delivery Officer at YADRO. “Our participation in the OIN community demonstrates our commitment to support collaborative technology development and the ongoing success of the open source software model.”
Global technology collaboration is the backbone of the philosophy, vision and strategy at YADRO.
YADRO group are the founders, members and active participants of a number of key industrial technology consortia, including the Linux Foundation, OpenPOWER Foundation, RISC-V Foundation and the Gen-Z Consortium, among others.
“High-performance enterprise computing and storage is enabled by Linux and other key open source software projects. The shared innovation generated by the open source community has enabled previously unimageable scalability and stability. OSS is essential to modern on-premises, hybrid and cloud-based environments,” said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network. “As a leader in high-performance computing and storage, we are pleased that YADRO is committed to patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source technologies.”
OIN’s community 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 by Open Invention Network are similarly licensed royalty-free to any organization that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System.