Xiaomi recently announced that the company has become a licensee and community member of Open Invention Network (OIN). As a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones, smart hardware and Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core, Xiaomi is reinforcing its commitment to open source software (OSS) and continuously contributing to the development of OSS.
“Smartphones, intelligent devices, and IoT technology are driving unprecedented capabilities to improve personal relationships, expand entertainment options, make homes smarter and drive business efficiency. Thanks to its rich technical research and development capabilities, Xiaomi has created a significant array of products, as well as a sophisticated intellectual property portfolio,” said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network. “We appreciate Xiaomi joining OIN and demonstrating its commitment to collaborative innovation and patent non-aggression in open source.”
“Xiaomi is dedicated to bringing transparent and trustworthy products to users, so that quality technology is accessible to everyone,” said Cui Baoqiu, Xiaomi Vice President. “Linux and open source technology are a core part of Xiaomi products. We will continue to develop and integrate OSS into our products. By joining OIN, we are demonstrating our unceasing commitment to innovation and open source. We proudly support Linux and the development of other open source projects in a manner that is free from patent concerns.”
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 OIN are similarly licensed royalty-free to any organization that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System.
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When you want to launch a new brand, brand association is extremely important. The old brand certifies the new one. It is exactly the same when you want to enter a market with other mentalities. What can be done? We associate two terms. Innovation and open source.