[Frugalware-devel] Fwd: [ Open Invention Network ]

Miklos Vajna vmiklos at frugalware.org
Fri Mar 12 19:13:16 CET 2010


Opinion? Looks like bullshit to me, but who knows...

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> Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:17:31 -0500
> From: FCasey at OpenInventionNetwork.com
> To: vmiklos at frugalware.org
> Subject: Open Invention Network
> Message-ID: <OFA232EB77.B17CD61C-ON852576E4.00585D0F-852576E4.005EFC1A at OpenInventionNetwork.com>
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> 
> 
> Hello Miklos,
> 
> It has been almost two years since we last communicated and , while I
> understand that the Frugalware team was not interested in joining at that
> time, I just wanted to give you a brief update on our activities.
> 
> We have done several new things to keep Linux open and free since we last
> communicated.  First, in conjunction with the Software Freedom Law Center
> and the Linux Foundation, we created "Linux Defenders" wherein we have made
> it more difficult to receive software patents and keep "bad" patents.  We
> have also neutralized patent threats to the Linux community by acquiring
> patents, related to Linux, and taking them away from those who would use
> them to attack the Linux community.  I have taken the liberty to attach two
> testimonials that speak to our activity in this area.
> 
> We are succeeding in putting a patent "no fly zone" around the OIN
> community and would be pleased to have Frugalware join our growing
> community (see current roster) and benefit from being an OIN licensee.
> Licensees receive a free license to OIN's extensive portfolio (200+ patents
> and applications) and a free license to the Linux System patents of the
> others who join OIN.  If you would like to refresh your knowledge of OIN,
> please go to our website at http://www.openinventionnetwork.com
> 
> Thank you for your consideration and I hope you will reconsider us.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Frank Casey
> Open Invention Network, LLC
> 
> (See attached file: Eben Moglen Testimonial.pdf)(See attached file: Jim
> Zemlin Testimonial.pdf)(See attached file: List of OIN
> Licensees_3-11-10.odt)

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