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Ribose joins Open Invention Network

Forerunner in secure cloud collaboration signs on to protect Linux

16 March 2015 — Hong Kong – Cloud collaboration platform provider Ribose has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), an organization created to foster patent non-aggression for Linux producers and users. With over 1,300 members, OIN is the world’s largest IPR community, undertaking a range of activities to reduce members' software patent risk.

As an OIN licensee, Ribose joins other community members in royalty-free cross-licensing of Linux System patents to one another. Members agree to a patent non-aggression pact, foregoing patent disputes between member organizations in Linux and adjacent technologies.

“Ribose’s powerful, intuitive, and highly secure platform makes collaboration easier and faster for distributed teams. In joining OIN, Ribose is demonstrating its commitment to the Linux environment — and to working with the global Linux development community,” said Shane Coughlan, Global Director of Licensing.

“Ribose was established to help make collaboration easy and fun,” explained Ribose’s founder Ronald Tse. “This spirit underlies our core philosophy — and is a commonly held value amongst OIN members. As Linux and open source technologies are key to achieving our goals, joining OIN gives Ribose access to core Linux technology patents that support our platform’s ongoing development.”

Mr Tse concluded, “We strongly support OIN’s efforts, and look forward to collaborating with the wider Linux user community to create a positive, nurturing environment for long-term development.”

Ribose is a cloud collaboration platform that makes working together easy and fun. A forerunner in cloud security, Ribose is the world’s first cloud service provider certified to MTCS, STAR Attestation and STAR Certification (CCM 3.0.1). It is also certified to ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 20000, CDSA CPS and SOC standards, and approved by the UK Government’s G-Cloud program for government use.

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Open Invention Network (OIN) is the largest patent non-aggression community in history and supports freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony and SUSE, OIN has more than 1,300 OIN community members and owns more than 950 global patents and applications. Member cross-licenses and OIN patent licenses are available royalty free to any party that joins OIN. For more information, visit