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IT-Analysis: Can Open Invention Network Succeed?

Nov 15, 2005, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Lock)

"The Open Source movement is now at a level of maturity that few would have thought possible even just a couple of years ago. Last week saw the launch of a company, Open Invention Network (OIN), created to acquire patents and then offer them, royalty-free, in order to further promote Linux. Will the creation of this organisation have a significant impact on the adoption of Linux?

"Clearly all businesses require funding in order to operate and any with the intention of making intellectual property available without charge has to find alternative sources of income in order to function..."

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