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Shane Coughlan

OpenChain Project announces second Japan Work Group meeting

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OpenChain Project announces second Japan Work Group meeting

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 14, 2017 — The Japan Work Group of the OpenChain Project will hold its second meeting at the Hitachi Shinagawa offices on the 22nd of February. All parties are welcome. Please note this event will be held in Japanese. There is a map to the location here:
http://sasp.mapion.co.jp/b/hitachi/info/BA850354/?view=en

お世話になります。日立の今田です。本年もよろしくお願いします。
昨年末のOpenChain Japan WG第一回会合にご参加くださりありがとうございました。
第二回の会合としまして、2月22日(木)10:00-12:00、弊社品川地区(JR品川イーストビル)
での開催を計画しております。
http://sasp.mapion.co.jp/b/hitachi/info/BA850354/?view=r

If you plan to attend this event please contact Shane Coughlan <coughlan@linux.com>

OpenChain featured on the OWASP 24/7 podcast

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OpenChain featured on the OWASP 24/7 podcast

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 13, 2017 — The OpenChain Project has been featured on the latest edition of Mark Miller’s OWASP 24/7 Podcast.

“One of the founding ideas behind OpenChain is to ensure that our project is understandable and accessible to all” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “We appreciate the opportunity to explain our work to a new audience and to potentially welcome a new range of diverse stakeholders into our community.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The 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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

Additional Resources

 

OpenChain Project to keynote at FOSS Backstage

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OpenChain Project to keynote at FOSS Backstage

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 9, 2017 — The OpenChain Project will be featured in an opening keynote at FOSS Backstage 2018. FOSS Backstage 2018 will take place on the 13th and 14th June in Berlin, Germany.

“2018 will be focused on spreading the word and welcoming new participants into the OpenChain Project community,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “Opening FOSS Backstage with a keynote is a great opportunity for us to share our project, share our vision and to outline developments over the next twelve months.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The 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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

Additional Resources

 

OpenChain Project to keynote at Linaro Connect

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OpenChain Project to keynote at Linaro Connect

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 9, 2017 — The OpenChain Project will be featured in an opening keynote at Linaro Connect 2018. Linaro Connect 2018 will take place on the 19th to 23rd March in Hong Kong.

“I am well-aquatinted with the excellent Linaro community having previously provided a keynote in collaboration with Harald Welte,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “It is a tremendous honor to return, to rekindle relationships, and to provide the latest news about developments around OpenChain and elsewhere in the open source compliance field.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The 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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

Additional Resources

 

OpenChain Project to be featured at the World Intellectual Property Forum

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OpenChain Project to be featured at the World Intellectual Property Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 9, 2017 — The OpenChain Project will be featured at the World Intellectual Property Forum on the 18th January in Dubai. Andrew Katz will explain how and why OpenChain addresses challenges regarding compliance in the supply chain at 11:30am.

“Andrew from Moorcrofts is one of our most active partners,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “Our forthcoming talk at the World Intellectual Property Forum marks a key inflection in our outreach. In 2018 we will scale OpenChain beyond its starting market segment and strive to ensure stakeholders from all sectors touched by open source understand our value. I am looking forward to collaborating with Andrew and others in accomplishing this goal.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The 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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

Additional Resources

 

The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Traditional Chinese

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The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Traditional Chinese

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 25, 2017 — Our seasonal gift this year comes from Lucien Lin of the Open Culture Foundation in Taiwan. Thanks to his hard work the reference Curriculum Flowcharts, originally contributed from the book ‘Practical GPL Compliance‘, are now available in Traditional Chinese under CC-0 licensing.

“Lucien’s contribution caps a remarkable year of internationalization for the OpenChain Project” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “We are proud to have built a great foundation for outreach, collaboration and friendship in 2018. The greatest credit is due to our community volunteers, who have taken this project in exciting new directions, and who are the key to our success.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The 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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

Additional Resources

 

The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Simplified Chinese

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The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Simplified Chinese

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 22, 2017 — OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our reference Curriculum Flowcharts, originally contributed from the book ‘Practical GPL Compliance‘, are now available in Simplified Chinese under CC-0 licensing.

“Zhongwen Lin, a contributor to our project based in Shenzhen, has kindly supported the translation of additional material into Simplified Chinese” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “Today’s release is all about expanding the reference material available for businesses based in China. This is one small step towards greater engagement and we look forward to building many new bridges in 2018.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The 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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

Additional Resources

 

The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Korean

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The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Korean

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 21, 2017 — OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our reference Curriculum Flowcharts, originally contributed from the book ‘Practical GPL Compliance‘, are now available in Korean under CC-0 licensing.

“Haksung, our terrific Korean translation volunteer and the gentleman who started our translation project some six months ago, has excelled once again,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “The release of these flowcharts in Korean can provide an additional reference resource to a new audience.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The 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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

Additional Resources

 

The OpenChain Project in Taiwan

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The OpenChain Project in Taiwan

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 19, 2017 — OpenChain Project representatives will meet with members of the Open Culture Foundation (OCF) in Taipei on the 26th of December. The goal of this meeting is to discuss how the OpenChain Project and the OpenChain Conformance program can be introduced to the local market throughout 2018.

“Asia, particularly the Far East, is a key area of strategic focus for the OpenChain Project,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “We look forward to establishing productive, meaningly collaboration with Lucien Lin, Florence Ko and other members of the Taiwanese open source and open culture community.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The 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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

Additional Resources

 

OpenChain Project announces Japanese Study Group

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OpenChain Project announces Japanese Study Group

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 15, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that on the 27th of December our first Japanese Study Group will convene at the Sony Headquarters in Tokyo. Registration for the event is now open and over 20 participants from multiple companies are already confirmed.

“Internationalization has always been one of our key goals,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “The Japanese study group is a milestone in ensuring our local contributors can build out material and support for their constituency. This is an important step driven by our member companies in the region, Sony, Hitachi and Toyota, along with other interested parties.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The 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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

Additional Resources