Baidu has joined The Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest open source and Linux patent protection organization, to promote Linux technology and protect open source companies from intellectual property infringement.
Most of the software in the AI field is open source, such as TensorFlow, Keras and Sano.
Before joining the organization, Baidu has been an active supporter of open source artificial intelligence technology worldwide.
In addition to Baidu, some of the more well-known companies in the organization include Microsoft, Huawei, and Taiyo Yuden Co.
OIN's community members cross-license their Linux system patents to make the core Linux patents and similar open source patented technologies non-infringing.
In addition, OIN-owned patents also grant free licenses to organizations that do not maintain Linux system patent claims.
Cui Lingling, head of Baidu's patent department, said "Baidu is and always will be a strong supporter and participant of open source" "Baidu will continue to support Linux patent protection and foster a healthy Linux ecosystem."