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21 December 2010, 15:40

The Document Foundation joins Open Invention Network

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The Document Foundation, formed in September as a legal basis for the LibreOffice fork of, which is now controlled by Oracle, has become a member of the Open Invention Network. By joining the OIN the foundation hopes to gain some measure of protection for LibreOffice from patent attacks. KDE, the Linux and Unix desktop project, has also just announced that it has joined the OIN.

The Open Invention Network was formed in 2005 and has received investments from IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony. OIN is an intellectual property holder that promotes and protects Linux and open source code through the collaborative use of patents.

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