Post subject: So what is this? Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:45 am
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I recieved a mail from a man called Frank Casey from Open Invention Network. Here is the article (Nothing inside is seemed to be personal). Invitation to join Open Invention Network Hello Gentlemen,
I'm just following-up to see if you've had a chance to consider joining OIN and, if so, whether you have any questions or concerns that I can answer or address.
Frank Casey Open Invention Network, LLC ----- Forwarded by Frank Casey/OpenInventionNetwork on 05/29/2012 12:08 PM -----
From: Frank Casey/OpenInventionNetwork To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 05/07/2012 09:43 AM Subject: Invitation to join Open Invention Network
Hello Jeff, Bill and Tom;
My name is Frank Casey and I am writing to you on behalf of Open Invention Network (OIN), an organization formed to support and protect the Linux System and everyone who builds or uses Linux related technology. I noticed Anthon on DistroWatch and wanted to invite you to join our community.
The OIN community helps support open innovation and deter patent restriction around Linux and its related ecosystem by providing an aggression "No Fly Zone." Anyone can join by pledging nonaggression towards other OIN members and, in return, receives the same pledge from the others as well as OIN's support if faced with aggression from third-parties. Our objective is a future where patent aggression aimed at Linux is unacceptable.
There is no cost to join nor any other obligation and today we have over 400 members from around the world who have joined in support of our efforts to keep Linux open and free. KDE, Gentoo, Mozilla, Fujitsu, LG Electronics, Cisco Systems, Facebook, and Google are just a few of our members and we'd be pleased to have Anthon join us too.
I have attached some items about OIN for your perusal and, when time allows, invite you to read them and/or go to our website at http://www.openinventionnetwork.com for additional information.
I thank you for your time and hope you will give consideration to joining us.
Post subject: Re: So what is this? Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:52 am
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I recieved a mail from a man called Frank Casey from Open Invention Network.
Simple. Did you ask to be contacted by Frank Casey or OIN? If not, obviously its a scam, do not contact the man (can't beleive that people fall for scams). If you did ask to be contacted, you probably want to join, ie. probably good news for you.
Hang on=>To: email@example.com So your the one behind Anthon, the OpenSUSE mod? SUSEStudio probably sold your details to OIN... I wouldn't contact them, but you can if you want. Not like you would be gullible enough to give them any personal details, although its also unlikely that they would help you in any way.