Microsoft is a global software giant renowned for its operating system packages. For several years, it has been dominating the sector, but there are also other competitive players. For a long period, it seems Microsoft was against the idea of open source network to maintain its dominance in the market.
However, Microsoft seems to be shifting its position by joining the Open Invention Network (OIN). OIN is an open-source patent consisting of several companies that share similar business interests. Microsoft now has a complete patent portfolio for all the members of the open-source patent group by joining the OIN.
The OIN consisted of more than 2,650 members, and it also owned more than 1,300 global patents and applications before Microsoft joined. OIN is currently the most significant non-aggression patent community, and it represents an open-source set of intellectual property values.
The members of the OIN include IBM, Google, Red Hat, and SUSE. The member cross licenses and OIN patent license are available royalty-free to any person who joins the community.…
Open-source resources are a valuable tool for many designers and developers that are struggling to succeed with their ideas. It is too easy to hit a brick wall of a lack of funds or ideas. Organizations like Open Source Robotics Foundation provide a valuable lifeline for developers big and small. Their numerous projects and resources can change the course of important projects in application development.
Who Are Open Source Robotics Foundation And Why Were They Founded?
Open Source Robotics Foundation is a non-profit organization made up of enthusiastic robotics experts and coders. Although the headquarters of this independent agency is in San Francisco, it classes itself as a global network. This is a small-scale enterprise either. The Foundation has links with everyone from first-time developers to Toyota’s research and development branch.
The goals of this organization are simple: to facilitate the continuous distribution of open-source software for the development of robotics projects. They focus on this open-source approach because of the potential for product development and education.…
Application Development With Open Source Code: Yes or No?
Opinions on open-source platforms are often mixed. Some companies hate the idea. They view them as places where they will struggle to make the profit and risk the theft of intellectual property. In fact, Microsoft once saw the platform as a clear threat. Then there are those that embrace open application development.
Many companies see the potential in the community aspects regarding information sharing and product development. There are clearly different ways to use open-source systems. Some dive in headfirst and take full advantage of the public forum in testing and developing services. Others take a more wary approach.
The following ten companies all have their approaches, views, and purposes.…