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Insignary Joins the OIN Community

Pledges Patent Non-Aggression Towards Open Source

Today Insignary announces that it has joined the Open Invention Network community of patent non-aggression towards the “Linux System”, a collection of over 2,000 core Open Source packages used to power the Internet, enterprise computing, IoT, appliances, automotive and many mobile devices.

This means that Insignary joins over 2,000 other organisations who recognize that Open Source is used as the platform technology that we build our infrastructure and our personal solution on in the modern world. As an innovative company with its own substantial investment in new technologies, we appreciate the value of the work done by community over the past thirty years.

“Open Source has been part of my work in computing since I was a student, and I have contributed to many projects and to addressing larger issues of governance,” says Armijn Hemel, CTO of Insignary. “Joining the OIN community is an obvious way for our company to clearly position itself as a good citizen and a great partner in the broader world of Open Source and Open Data related activities.”

“Insignary, like so many companies before it, is making a clear statement about its intent to work with and support the Open Source community and the terrific innovation that Open Source provides,” says Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network. “We look forward to seeing further companies in the compliance, security and governance space joining our community in the future.”

Note to Editors

  • Armijn Hemel - EVP & CTO, Insignary
     Armijn Hemel, MSc, has been using open source software since 1994 and has been active in open source related activities for a long time. Mr Hemel was a board member at NLUUG and served on the core team of for many years and helped solve hundreds of GPL incompliance cases. Mr Hemel is the primary author of the ground breaking Binary Analysis Tool and was the first to shine the light on massive defects in implementations of the UPnP protocol that left millions of routers vulnerable.
    Mr Hemel studied computer science at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, where    he created the first prototype of the NixOS Linux distribution based on the revolutionary Nix package manager. He has published papers at scientific conferences such as USENIX HotOS, WCRE, MSR and ASE, and frequently speaks at industry conferences about license compliance, security and code provenance.
  • For more information about Insignary, our membership of the OIN community or our solution for monitoring the supply chain, you can contact us at anytime. You can also call us at +82-2-547-7167 during Korean office hours.


Insignary was founded in 2016 as a Limited Corporation in South Korea. It is backed by Korean Venture Capital and has significant business and technical talent on its executive team. We have founder team specialized in Open Source, compliance and security. Our team has extensive experience in the software industry, venture capital and business development. We are building a framework for analysing binary files. It can be used for software license compliance and for identifying security issues in binary code. Our next generation solution is called Insignary Clarity.

Open Invention Network is the largest patent non-aggression community in history and supports freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, SUSE, and Toyota, OIN has more than 2,000 OIN community members and owns more than 1,100 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