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The Open Invention Network Has Become a Guard Dog of (Some) Patent Trolls and It Misrepresents Us Under the Guise of “Open Source”

The Open Invention Network (OIN), in collaboration with Fraunhfer, is promoting software patents and all sorts of other nonsense as part of open standards in a new paper sponsored by the EU and edited by the former EPO Chief Economist Nikolaus Thumm (not Battistelli’s choice); this is another reminder of the fact that OIN misrepresents Free/Open Source software (FOSS) developers and their interests