[Linux-aus] Fwd: [LACTTE] Linux Australia and the OIN community

Linux Australia Secretary secretary at linux.org.au
Fri Oct 18 00:14:24 EST 2013

Hi everyone,

Please see below from Shane Coughlan of the Open Invention Network 
seeking Linux Australia as a signatory to the patent non-aggression 
pledge outlined below.
Council would like to seek views and opinions from the community in 
regard to whether Linux Australia should become a signatory.

Media coverage of the organisation, the non-aggression pledge and 
related issues can be found at;

As always your feedback may go to the list publicly, or privately to 
Council. Please indicate if you wish your feedback to be kept anonymous 
and your personal information will be removed and feedback aggregated.

With kind regards,

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[LACTTE] Linux Australia and the OIN community
Date: 	Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:25:40 +0900
From: 	Shane Coughlan <scoughlan at openinventionnetwork.com>
To: 	council at linux.org.au

My name is Shane Coughlan and I am from Open Invention Network (OIN). We help protect Linux-related technology from patent tension. Our goal is to build a non-aggression “standard of behaviour” to protect the future of Open Source and we would like your help.

OIN has a community of over 610 companies and projects. Everyone in this community pledges not to use patents aggressively against each other on Linux System technology. We would like you to do this too. Even if you have no patents, your voice in support of non-aggression supports our mission. We have frequently welcome trade and community organisations, with NLnet Foundation (Netherlands) and KOSSA (Korea) serving as two excellent examples.

Our community is free to join, and while it does not provide 100% protection, it lowers risk for everyone while we work to deter aggression from third parties. It is the largest community to address patent challenges in the world.

I hope we can get your support. Today that is simpler than ever. We use eSigning for making a patent non-aggression pledge. It takes about three minutes to complete:



Shane Coughlan
Global Director of Licensing
Open Invention Network
e: scoughlan at openinventionnetwork.com
p: +81 (0) 80 4035 8083
f: +81 (0) 87 889 0288
w: www.openinventionnetwork.com
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