Open Invention Network Shelters More Open Source Technologies from Licensing Battles

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OStatic reports that Open Invention Network (OIN) has expanded its coverage of Linux patent protection: "OIN, has announced that it has significantly expanded and updated the Linux System technologies covered under its protective network of royalty-free cross-licenses among hundreds of OIN licensees. The upshot of this is that more than 700 new software packages -- including popular packages such as KVM, Git, OpenJDK, and WebKit -- will now receive royalty-free shelter under OIN, which could make it more friction-free for organizations and developers to adopt and modify open source technology."