The OpenChain Project Is Here For You

The OpenChain Project is part of the Linux Foundation. We have a long history of bringing all types of stakeholder together to make open source better. We have staff available to explain the OpenChain International Standard, to assist in finding relevant resources, to walk you through self-certification, and to connect you with outside counsel, consultants or certifiers if you are seeking their help. Please do not hesitate to reach out in English or any other language.

Get To Know Our General Manager

Shane Coughlan is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading professional network of Open Source legal experts and aligning stakeholders to launch both the first law journal and the first law book dedicated to Open Source. He currently leads the OpenChain community, is an advisor at the United Nationals Technology Innovation Labs, and serves on various boards.

Shane has extensive knowledge of Open Source governance, internal process development, supply chain management and community building. His experience includes engagement with the enterprise, embedded, mobile and automotive industries.