business-561387_1920MRV supports open source collaboration.  As the global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions for service providers, data center operators and enterprises, MRV announced today it had joined the Open Invention Network (OIN).  The organization is  the largest patent non-aggression community dedicated to the ongoing support of Linux and open source software.

MRV has leveraged Linux as its core operating system to power its solutions since 1999 and is a steadfast proponent of OIN’s open source community, which includes members such as Google, IBM, NEC, Sony, and Red Hat. Free and open source programs allow companies, schools, governments and end users a wide array of choices, ensuring they get the best possible technology for their needs.

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 10.49.40 AM“Joining OIN further underscores MRV’s commitment to open source and product advancement across development communities,” said Zeev Draer, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for MRV Communications. “Open source software has always been a tremendous source for industry innovation and a safe guard against costly vendor lock-in.  Now more than ever, especially with the rise of virtualization, it is necessary that the sharing of code goes unimpeded for the maximization of creativity across all sectors and the resulting end user benefits.”

Since the company’s founding over 25 years ago, MRV has been dedicated to engineering future-proof solutions, with flexible architectures and interoperability, to ensure investment protection and an optimal end-user experience. This membership also underscores MRV’s commitment to ingenuity and industry collaboration.

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 1.55.43 PM“As an innovative provider of packet and optical solutions for telecommunications service providers, which has employed Linux-based solutions to enhance the flexibility and scalability of its products, we are pleased to have MRV Communications join OIN,” said Keith Bergelt, Chief Executive Officer of Open Invention Network. “By joining OIN, MRV Communications demonstrates its commitment to patent non-aggression within Linux and adjacent open source technologies.”

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