Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, announced that Tencent Holdings Limited (Tencent) has joined OIN as a community member. As a leading provider of Internet value-added services in China, Tencent is demonstrating its commitment to open source software and the associated development efforts that benefit end users worldwide.
“Tencent is an industry leader and global pioneer of innovative, digital-based technology solutions such as ‘Weixin/WeChat’ and ‘QQ’. It contributes to open source projects and leverages open source software in its businesses,” said Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN. “We appreciate Tencent joining OIN and demonstrating its commitment to innovation and patent non-aggression in open source.”
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“Tencent is committed to offering high-quality Internet-based services from social, games and digital content to mobile payment, cloud services, Internet financial services and smart retail solutions, among many others. Linux and open source are critical elements in the technologies that we are developing to provide these services,” said Xu Yan, general manager of the intellectual property department at Tencent Holdings Limited. “By joining the Open Invention Network, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to innovation, and supporting it with patent non-aggression in Linux.”