Open Invention Network open-source, non-aggression patents now covers Android and exFAT.

Wednesday Oct 14th 2020 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Open source's main patent protection organization is expanding its reach far beyond just Linux.

For years, the Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression consortium ever, has protected Linux from patent attacks and patent trolls. Now, on October 13, 2020, it expanded its scope from core Linux programs and adjacent open-source code by expanding its Linux System Definition. In particular, that means patents relating to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) 10 and the Extended File Allocation Table exFAT file system are now protected.

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