OVHcloud joins Open Invention Network and renews its commitment to Open Source

London | The 17-12-2020

OVHcloud joins Open Invention Network and renews its commitment to Open Source

OVHcloud, the European leader with a global footprint in the cloud industry, announced today it joined the Open Invention Network (OIN). This engagement affirms OVHcloud’s approach in terms of Open Innovation and will strengthen the company’s ecosystem, by supporting a world-class open source innovation community.

One of the keys to the success of OVHcloud over the years lies in the company’s ability to develop and promote innovation, both in IT itself, but also in its industrial practices. This innovative DNA is core to constantly researching and developing new technologies and optimising the performance of OVHcloud’s solutions portfolio. By joining OIN, OVHcloud contributes more to the open source community and therefore protects its open ecosystem, on which its always relied to build more flexible and cost effective solutions to support the evolution of its users’ needs.

The open working methods have always been at the heart of its corporate culture. As a European alternative cloud provider, OVHcloud actively encourages a whole ecosystem of advocates to collaborate, innovate, and deliver to open communities. In accordance with its company values of trust and working together, and its product values of transparency, reversibility and interoperability, OVHcloud has chosen to join OIN in order to accelerate its open innovation strategy, and thus confirms its commitment to digital sovereignty and an open approach to software technology.

Over its 21 years existence, OVHcloud has developed a strong vision on how innovation is critical to empower cloud users, with a relentless effort to base it upon open source and open standards. Joining OIN is a strong asset, in order to keep developing our open innovation roadmap and taking it to the community. By building an open cloud, OVHcloud wants to allow everyone to innovate freely and securely! ” declares Miroslaw Klaba, co-founder & VP of engineering at OVHcloud.

OVHcloud is now committed to licensing the OIN community with its current and future Linux System patent portfolio, in order to promote open innovation and preserve the open community.

Patent risk has become increasingly complicated to navigate in a cloud-based world, particularly in an environment where Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) and others are becoming ever more aggressive,” said Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network. “We are pleased that OVHcloud, a global leader in cloud services, has joined our community and committed to patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source technologies."

Open to all, OIN’s community practices patent non-aggression in core Linux and adjacent open source technologies by cross-licensing Linux System patents to one another on a royalty-free basis. Patents owned by Open Invention Network are similarly licensed royalty-free to any organisation that agrees not to assert its patents against the Linux System. You can join the OIN community by signing the OIN license online at  

About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global player and the leading European cloud provider operating 400,000 servers within its own 31 data centres across 4 continents. For 20 years, the Group has been leveraging an integrated model that provides full control of our value chain, from designing our servers to managing our data centres through to orchestrating our fibre-optic network. This unique approach enables OVHcloud to cover, independently, the full spectrum of use cases for our 1.6 million customers across 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers customers latest-generation solutions that combine high performance, predictable pricing and full data sovereignty to support their unfettered growth.

About Open Invention Network

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 (OSS). Patent non-aggression in core technologies is a cultural norm within OSS, so that the litmus test for authentic behavior in the OSS community includes OIN membership. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Sony, SUSE and Toyota, OIN has more than 3,300 community members and owns more than 1,300 global patents and applications. The OIN patent license and member cross-licenses are available royalty-free to any party that joins the OIN community. For more information, visit

Usman Khawaja | OVHcloud UK
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