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Shane Coughlan

Collaboration is Key for Open Source Compliance at NHS

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One of the powerful things about open source is the way it allows various organizations and stakeholders come together to achieve common objectives. Open source projects play a critical role by providing a common platform that can integrate with new and existing systems. This is even more apparent when discussing open source compliance and aligning the various stakeholders in an open source supply chain. 

A great example of this is a recent NHS case study published on openchainproject.org. NHS England is the public health services provider in England that treats more than 1.4 million patients every 24 hours. The organization needed a way to manage and leverage their open source assets across the organization without vendor lock in. Our partners at Source Code Control proposed the OpenChain Specification and brought us in to work with the Apperta Foundation, Code4Health initiative, OpenEyes, and AB EHR Digital for a training and pilot program. 

The result enabled the project participants to meet open source industry best practices. It also helped NHS take the first step in a broader deployment plan across multiple projects and providers in the coming months and years. Thank you to all of our partners and we look forward to future collaboration in healthcare, automotive, and many more industries as they increasingly adopt open source. Read the NHS case study.

OpenChain Specification 2.0 – Comment Now

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It is official – we are now seeking broader public comments for version 2.0 of the Specification. This is one of the last major steps in the spec development cycle which is described here:
https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/openchain/openchain-specification-wiki-page?&#specification_developmentrelease_process

We will continue to collection feedback from the OpenChain community through the public comments stage as well which concludes on March 22nd.

The current draft is available at:
https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchainspec-2.0.draft.pdf

Past readers of the spec might find the marked up version useful: https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/OpenChainSpec-2.0.draft.MarkUp.pdf

You can send feedback via:
the Mailing list: Openchain-specification@lists.linuxfoundation.org
the issues wiki: https://github.com/OpenChain-Project/Specification/issues;
or·
replying to Mark Gisi directly if you wish to remain anonymous (mark.gisi@windiver.com)

 

Comment on the next generation of the OpenChain Specification

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Comment Time!

The latest draft of the next version of OpenChain Project Specification can be found here:
https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchainspec-2.0.draft.pdf

A marked up version can be found here:
https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/OpenChainSpec-2.0.draft.MarkUp.pdf

Recent updates can be found in yellow and blue highlights.

IF YOU HAVE FEEDBACK PLEASE SUBMIT IT NOW TO ENSURE TIMELY CONSIDERATION

Next Steps:

· Continue to discuss the Introduction rewrite and work through the remaining outstanding issues listed on the spec’s github issue list:
https://github.com/OpenChain-Project/Specification/issues
· Widely distribute the draft for public comments which will be initiated on February 19th and will last 30 days
· The draft freeze period will start on April 4th and will last 14 days

The specification Development Life Cycle is explained here:
https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/openchain/openchain-specification-wiki-page?_developmentrelease_process

OpenChain M&A White Paper – Request for Comments

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The recently released OpenChain M&A Checklist has inspired discussion and further contribution to the project. Ibrahim Haddad has just announced a new draft M&A White Paper discussing open source processes in detail. At this time we are seeking review and comments ahead of a projected March release.

Review the Draft Text

Raw Case Studies: Open Source Compliance Training Program

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One of the most common questions asked by participants in the OpenChain Project community is “what type of open source compliance training program does your company have?” Contributors in our Japan Work Group have collaborated to make some case studies available in English and Japanese:

Precision Machinery Company

  • https://github.com/OpenChain-Project/Onboarding-JWG/blob/master/CaseStudy/Training/OSS-Training-Program-1.md

IT Company

  • https://github.com/OpenChain-Project/Onboarding-JWG/blob/master/CaseStudy/Training/OSS-Training-Program-2.md

Consumer Electronics Company #1

  • https://github.com/OpenChain-Project/Onboarding-JWG/blob/master/CaseStudy/Training/OSS-Training-Program-3.md

Consumer Electronics Company #2

  • https://github.com/OpenChain-Project/Onboarding-JWG/blob/master/CaseStudy/Training/OSS-Training-Program-4.md

Please note these are “raw” case studies. They will be formatted and re-released in due time.

OpenChain Training Slides for Specification 1.2 in Korean

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The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our reference open source compliance training slides in the Korean language have been updated. They now reflect the latest text to support OpenChain Specification 1.0, 1.1 or 1.2 conformance. In a nutshell, these public domain slides can help any company anywhere do a health check on their training.

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OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Korean

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The OpenChain Project is proud to announce that the latest version of the OpenChain Specification is available in Korean. The OpenChain Specification 1.2 is the simplest, quickest way for any company to identify and adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. It is supported by reference material to help people fill in process gaps, with our newly announced Korean training slides being an example.

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OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Italian

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The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that the latest version of the OpenChain Specification is available in Italian. The OpenChain Specification 1.2 is the simplest, quickest way for any company to identify and adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. It is supported by reference material to help people fill in process gaps. Anyone can check their conference via our free online app.

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OpenChain Japan Work Group: Sub-Group in FOSSology and SPDX Meeting

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The OpenChain Project Japan Work Group has launched five sub-groups to explicitly build reference materials around topic areas like business workflows, bills of material and tooling. Hitachi hosted the first sub-group meeting covering License Information Exchange on the 29th of January. Topics included practical reviews of production tooling and specification material by companies like Hitachi and Fujitsu.

The team lead is Yuji Nomura. The membership contains Masato Endo, Mutsumi Abe, Shigeki Matsumoto, Hiroki Takemi, Hiroyuki Fukuchi, Atsuhiro Yamaoka, Norio Kobota, Satoru Koizumi, Yoshiko Oouchi, Teppei Asaba, Aasaki Ambai, Yuichi Kusakabe, Yoshiyuki Ito, Teruaki Ito, Toru Taima, Shinsuke Kato and Fumiko Ito. The sub group expects to produce outcomes in English and Japanese over the coming months.