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Lyra Infosystems is the Latest OpenChain Partner

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SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2020 – The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome Lyra Infosystems as our latest official partner. Lyra Infosystems offer services around Software Composition Analysis, Open Source Security, OS Compliance, OS Audits, Open Source Vulnerability Assessment, Open Source Support and more. Beyond offering a wide range of services related to the effective, efficient use of open source technology, Lyra Infosystems is also an active participant in the broader OpenChain community, collaborating alongside user companies to build great reference material and to support the principle of making open source compliance obtainable by companies everywhere.

Lyra Infosystems is the first Indian company to achieve Open Chain 1.0 conformant status with extensive experience of helping companies globally adopt and manage Open Source software. Lyra Infosystems is also certified for Open Chain 2.0 conformance.

The OpenChain standard defines inflection points in business workflows where a compliance process, policy or training should exist to minimize the potential for errors and maximize the efficiency of bringing solutions to market. The companies involved in the OpenChain community number in the hundreds. The OpenChain standard is being prepared for submission to ISO and evolution from de facto into a formal standard in 2020.

“Lyra Infosytems is an Open Source promoter, user, provider and services organization with more than 250+ customers across geographies, domains, industries and technology verticals,”says Naba Magrabi, Open Source Senior Consultant for Lyra Infosystems. “We are excited and delighted to be part of OpenChain Ecosystem to offer OpenChain conformance services, Open Source Policy, Process, Compliance consultation, Legal Remediation and Audit services to organizations around the globe.”

“The OpenChain community is extremely diverse and our engagement with Lyra Infosystems is an excellent example of this,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “As both an open source user and a vendor providing open source services, Lyra bridges the two primary business use-cases for our technology approach. I am delighted to build on our fantastic collaboration around OpenChain conformance and to formally provide another commercial support option for user companies in India and beyond.”

About Lyra Infosystems

Lyra Infosystems is an Enterprise Technology & IT Consulting Company headquartered in Bangalore with offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Singapore .Lyra Infosystems brings a decade of experience in the field of supporting their customers to design ,build and maintain infrastructure based on Open Source Software. In addition , Lyra also focuses in helping businesses in technology areas like Software Composition Analysis, Open Source Security , Open Source Compliance, Open Source Audits , Legal Remediation , DevOps/DevSecOps, Remote Support, Open Source Monitoring , Privilege Identity & Access Management, Collaboration suite and Open Source ERP/CRM .Lyra boasts of more than 284+ customers with a mix of enterprise, startups and small medium businesses

About the OpenChain Project

The OpenChain Project builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent. The OpenChain Specification defines a core set of requirements every quality compliance program must satisfy. The OpenChain Curriculum provides the educational foundation for open source processes and solutions, whilst meeting a key requirement of the OpenChain Specification. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements. The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain.

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Media Contacts

Shane Coughlan
+818040358083
scoughlan@linuxfoundation.org

GTC is the Latest OpenChain Partner

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SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2020 – Today, the OpenChain Project welcomes GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates as our latest official partner. GTC, based in the United States, specializes in IP Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Business & Technology Transactions for IP-centric companies and institutions worldwide. Their engagement with the OpenChain Project marks another milestone in building out global support for user companies adopting our industry standard for open source compliance.

The OpenChain standard defines inflection points in business workflows where a compliance process, policy or training should exist to minimize the potential for errors and maximize the efficiency of bringing solutions to market. The companies involved in the OpenChain community number in the hundreds. The OpenChain standard is being prepared for submission to ISO and evolution from de facto into a formal standard in 2020.

“The OpenChain standard has the potential to both bring much-needed clarity to open source compliance programs and to reduce duplication of efforts in compliance programs and during M&A and investment transactions” says GTC’s Leon Schwartz.  “We look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with OpenChain and helping drive the standard’s adoption worldwide” adds GTC’s Tony Decicco.

“As OpenChain has seen increased adoption globally there has been a steady push for expanding the network of support available for user companies refining their compliance programs,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Our relationship with GTC helps bolster our position in both the North American and global market, and it also formalizes our cooperative relationship in a manner aligned with the project’s strategic goals. I am looking forward to close collaboration with the GTC team as we support our user companies in the global rollout of the OpenChain standard in the supply chain.”

About GTC’s Open Source Compliance and Due Diligence Group

GTC’s open source compliance and due diligence group is staffed by attorneys and paralegals almost all of whom are former software developers. This allows GTC to provide clients with practical solutions to their open-source-related questions and concerns. From code reviews performed in the context of transactions (such as mergers & acquisitions, investments and IPOs) to helping clients develop compliance programs and implement robust and nimble open source policies across large and small organizations, GTC prides itself on providing actionable, real-world advice that helps its clients leverage open source software in their products and create and contribute to open source projects, all while understanding and mitigating the risks involved.

For more information about GTC, please see: www.gtclawgroup.com.

About the OpenChain Project

The OpenChain Project builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent. The OpenChain Specification defines a core set of requirements every quality compliance program must satisfy. The OpenChain Curriculum provides the educational foundation for open source processes and solutions, whilst meeting a key requirement of the OpenChain Specification. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements. The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Media Contacts

Shane Coughlan
+818040358083
scoughlan@linuxfoundation.org

OpenChain Third Monday 2020-01-20 – Video Minutes Now Available

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Some minor sound issues as we got started, but great coverage of our current activities @ events and community, plus the latest about what is coming next.

Check out the Agenda and Minutes alongside all our previous calls

Our next call is First Monday, February @ 9am Pacific. All welcome

OpenChain Germany Work Group Meeting # 1 @ Siemens Nuremberg on February 6th

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Our Agenda

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • OpenChain as an ISO standard
  • Developments in our regional groups
  • Developments in our global automotive work group
  • Discussion of focus topics of the German work group
  • Wrap up & Next steps

Attendees

We expect 34 attendees from the following companies:

  • Alekto Metis 
  • Atsumi Sakai Janssen
  • Bitsea GmbH
  • BMW
  • Bosch
  • Canon Production Printing Germany GmbH
  • CMS
  • Daimler TSS
  • DB Systel
  • EACG GmbH
  • Elektrobit Automotive
  • Fiducia & GAD IT AG
  • Hella AG
  • HERE
  • Linux Foundation
  • Mbition / Daimler
  • Novartis Pharma AG
  • Osborne Clarke
  • PwC Germany
  • Rafal Malujda Law Office 
  • SALT Solutions AG
  • SAP
  • Siemens
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH
  • Two Birds

Where

  • Siemens, Humboldtstr. 59, Nuremberg, 90459, Germany

When

  • Between 1pm and 4pm

Get Help

  • Mail scoughlan@linuxfoundation.org or call +818040358083

OpenChain Around the World – Seminar Snapshot

By News

OpenChain will feature in the forthcoming seminar from DLA Piper, GTC Law Group and Synopsys entitled ‘The 2019 Open Source Year in Review.’ The seminar will be held on the 24th of January and alongside OpenChain you can get up-to-date on topics such as:

  • Evolution of open source: control, sustainability, and politics
  • Litigation update: Cambium and Artifex cases
  • Patents and the open source community
  • Impacts of government sanctions
  • The shift left for compliance and rise of bug bounty programs

Learn More and Register Here

OpenChain Around the World – India Snapshot

By News

It is always great to see OpenChain Project appearing around the global commercial sphere. Here, for example, is the Lyra Infosystems Pvt Ltd website, highlighting their conformance with OpenChain 1.0 and 2.0. Way to go!

Lyra Infosystems has been an active participant in the OpenChain community for several years and – beyond conformance – has actively contributed to the development of our standard for open source compliance and the reference material to support it.

Announcement: OpenChain Germany Work Group – First Meeting – 6th of February

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We have great work groups in China, Japan, Korea, India and Taiwan. It is time to get started in Germany!

Our first meeting will take place on the 6th of February at the Siemens offices in Nuremberg. Our goal is to bring together 10~20 people to discuss what is needed in the German market for OpenChain as a standard and compliance as a practice. 

We have some exciting topics to talk about:

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • OpenChain as an ISO standard
  • Developments in our regional groups
  • Developments in our global automotive work group
  • Discussion of focus topics of the German work group
  • Wrap up & Next steps

The goal is to provide a platform for everyone in Germany to quickly sync, share notes and save time across all aspects of open source compliance.

Let’s make it happen! Please confirm you plan to attend by the 16th of January so Oliver @ Siemens can order catering and so on. Confirm by mailing scoughlan@linuxfoundation.org.

Where

  • Siemens, Humboldtstr. 59, Nuremberg, 90459, Germany

When

  • Between 1pm and 4pm
    (easy for flights and trains in and out)

OpenChain Automotive Workshop @ CES 2020

By News

The OpenChain Automotive Work Group is holding a workshop at CES 2020. It takes place between 18:30 and 21:00 on the 9th of January at the ‘St. Croix B’ room in The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

This will be a great opportunity to meet some of the people behind the global growth of our industry standard, and to share knowledge about how open source governance works in the automotive space. The attendees and speakers will include some of the people central to this field. Whether you are seasoned or you are new, this is the right room to enter.

Speakers

  • Russell Eling (Automotive OSS Compliance Specialist)
  • Yuichi Kusakabe  (Denso Ten)
  • Nicholas Weinstock (Qualcomm)
  • Masato Endo (Toyota)

How to Attend

Just show up! All welcome, as always!