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Shane Coughlan

Lee Tsai & Partners is the Latest OpenChain Partner

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The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome Lee Tsai & Partners to our partner program as the first law firm in Taiwan.

“The OpenChain Project is fortunate to have an active and growing community of user companies in Taiwan,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Welcoming Lee Tsai & Partners to our official partner program is a natural extension of ensuring legal support for our community in this space. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such experienced and influential individuals in this space, and we have every confidence that Lee Tsai & Partners is perfectly positioned to assist companies as the OpenChain Specification, DIS 5230, formally graduates as an ISO/IEC standard.”

“We have seen open source software become a critical part of technological innovation,” says Jaclyn Tsai, Co-Founder of Lee Tsai & Partners. “Whether an enterprise can effectively use open source software will become a crucial factor in keeping pace with current trends.  The first step in ensuring proper use of open source software is assuring that appropriate controls are in place to ensure that license terms and obligations may be complied with.  We are excited and pleased to be an official partner of OpenChain to help companies understand the requirements under the Internal Standard for Open Source Compliance and their legal obligations in using open-source software.”

About Lee Tsai & Partners

Dr. Chung-Teh Lee and Jaclyn Tsai, after working as judges and practicing for extensive periods, both had a vision of creating a law firm that is not only grounded on professionalism but also compassion. As such, the first office of the Lee Tsai Group was founded in Taipei in 1998 with the professional motto “Reason” and “Compassion” and a mission statement “to provide the highest quality of professional service to our clients through our comprehensive knowledge of their industries while dedicating ourselves not only to our clients but also to our community.”

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OpenChain Global Work Team – Second Monday November – Full Recording

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Check out our first “full spectrum” call, expanding from our traditional Specification Work Team, and providing all the global work teams with space to catch up and share.

The next call is on the Fourth Monday of November (23rd) at 5pm Pacific.

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OpenChain Webinar #14 – Issues with Open Source License Compliance in Consumer Electronics – Full Recording

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Our regular bi-weekly webinar covered an exciting topic at during the third Monday of November 2020.

Tim Bird of Sony spoke on ‘Issues with Open Source License Compliance in Consumer Electronics’, a variant of a speech recently delivered at Open Source Summit Europe, and made available here for our global audience along with a great Q&A.

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OpenChain Webinar: Tim Bird of Sony on ‘Issues with Open Source License Compliance in Consumer Electronics’ @ 5pm Pacific today (Monday) – 9am Beijing/Taipei – 10am Seoul/Tokyo (Tuesday).

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Our regular bi-weekly webinar will cover an exciting topic at 5pm Pacific today (Monday) – 8am Beijing/Taipei – 9am Seoul/Tokyo (Tuesday).

Tim Bird of Sony will cover ‘Issues with Open Source License Compliance in Consumer Electronics’, a variant of a speech recently delivered at Open Source Summit Europe, and made available live here for audiences in the USA and Asia.

Attend the Talk

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OpenChain: International Standard for Open Source Compliance – Certification Options – Full Recording

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The OpenChain Project hosted a special three hour mini-summit to explain the three options for compliance to the International Standard for open source compliance. Learn about self-certification, independent assessment and third-party certification from the experts in each area.

Part 1 – Self-Certification (1 hour session)

The core of the International Standard for open source license compliance is self-certification. This is a process where a company reviews the requirements of the standard and checks whether their current processes match these requirements. If necessary, a company can make adjustments to processes. Self-certification can be accomplished in several ways. The most common are:

  1. Using the OpenChain self-certification web application, a free online service.
  2. Using a downloadable version of the OpenChain self-certification questionnaire, a free service.
  3. Using the Industry Standard text itself, also freely available.

Part 2 – Independent Compliance Assessment (1 hour session)

Companies often want assistance in adopting an International Standard. One common form is Independent Assessment, where a knowledgable service provider reviews a company’s processes and provides objective feedback on where adjustments or improvements may be necessary. The OpenChain International Standard for open source compliance has a process called “Independent Compliance Assessment” that is provided by trusted partners of the project. These partners may be law firms or service vendors. Two of our existing partners, Source Code Control (UK) and AlektoMetis (Germany), hosted a session explaining this approach and their respective service offerings.

Part 3 – Third-Party Certification (1 hour session)

In some markets third-party certification is an important part of inter-company relationships. Examples are automotive, infrastructure and aviation, where strict regulation and regular audits are well-served by formal certification by third-parties. The OpenChain International Standard for open source compliance approaches third-party certification in the same way as other International Standards. Two of our existing partners, PwC (Germany) and Orcro (UK), hosted a session explaining this approach and their respective service offerings.

The Outcome

At the end of this mini-summit

Join Us @ 15:00 ~ 18:00 CET / UTC+1 – 29th October 2020

This will be a Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 999 012 0120
Password: 123456

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OpenChain Education Work Group Revival! – Meetings #1 and #2 – New Online Free Training

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Balakrishna @ Bosch led the revival of the OpenChain Education Work Group with two meetings exploring the creation of online training for the International Standard for open source license compliance. Catch up and contribute via these recordings and by subscribing to our list.

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