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Presentation Slides from EOLE now available

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Presentation Slides from EOLE now available

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 10, 2017 — The OpenChain Project was featured in a talk by Malcolm Bain of ID Law Partners at the EOLE 2017 conference. The presentation was entitled ‘Standardising Compliance Processes’ and is now available for everyone to view and download on SlideShare.

“This has been a terrific year of outreach around the OpenChain Project,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “Malcolm’s recent presentation marked one of our closing events for the year and helps provide context for 2018. Our entire community is looking forward to next steps in outreach, in conformance and in sharing knowledge.”

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.

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OpenChain Project featured at Legal Network Roundtable

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OpenChain Project featured at Legal Network Roundtable

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 5, 2017 — The OpenChain Project will be featured at the Legal Network Roundtable held at the Amadeus offices in France on the 12th of December. Malcolm Bain, Partner from ID Law Partners will deliver a talk entitled ‘Introduction to Open Chain and the Role of Compliance into the Supply Chain as part of a Strong Governance Program”‘ between 2:45 and 3:15 pm.

“Malcolm’s work to explain and share the OpenChain Project is an important component of our end of year positioning,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “OpenChain is gearing up to have a busy 2018 as we seek to scale our community of conformance. Clearly communicating our approach and goals is key to accomplishing our goals.”

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 featured at Linux Foundation Legal Summit

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OpenChain Project featured at Linux Foundation Legal Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 4, 2017 — The OpenChain Project will be featured at the Linux Foundation Legal Summit on the 5th of December. The talk, entitled ‘Update on OpenChain’, will provide an overview and context for how the OpenChain Project will position itself entering 2018. A version of this talk from the SFLC Fall Conference can be viewed here:

“I am delighted to share the latest news from the OpenChain Project as we reach the end of the year,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “We have been positioning the project for growth in 2018 and, whether viewed from the perspective of onboarding material, translations or expanded core material, our community of volunteers has been fantastic.”

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 featured at EOLE

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OpenChain Project featured at EOLE

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 3, 2017 — The OpenChain Project will be highlighted at the forthcoming EOLE event in Paris. Malcolm Bain from ID Law Partners will join a panel entitled ‘Building commons: standards, patent pools, etc.‘ between 2 and 4pm on the 5th of December to explain our project and its place in the wider community.

“I am delighted that the OpenChain Project will be showcased at this exceptional event,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “Malcolm’s contribution to the project is one of the pillars of our growing maturity in Europe. His engagement with the panel on patents and standards alongside figures such as Keith Bergelt of OIN is timely and much appreciated by myself and our community at large.”

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.

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The benefits of the OpenChain Project in one page

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The OpenChain Project in one page

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 29, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is delighted to share the latest output from our volunteer onboarding work team: a quick, simple and beautiful one page explanation of the key benefits of the project.

“The OpenChain Project is continually striving to make compliance as simple as possible,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “An important part of this is sharing accessible overviews of our project and its value proposition. Thanks to the hard work of our onboarding work team we are constantly improving our messaging.”

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 announces improved FAQs

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The OpenChain Project announces improved FAQs

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 28, 2017 — The OpenChain Project has three pillars supported by dedicated work teams. The OpenChain Specification defines a core set of requirements every quality compliance program must satisfy. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements. The OpenChain Curriculum provides the educational foundation for open source processes and solutions, while meeting a key requirement of the OpenChain Specification. The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable, and efficient for all participants in the software supply chain. Today we are announcing that each Work Team will be supported by distinct, improved FAQs.

“The reorganization of the frequently asked questions for the OpenChain Project is laying a foundation for greater clarity and ease of translation,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “As with other recent releases we are laying the groundwork for great things in 2018. Thanks to the hard work of our volunteer community we are taking great strides towards streamlining broad adoption.”

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 two most recent OpenChain Project talks are available on SlideShare

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The two most recent OpenChain Project talks are available SlideShare

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 24, 2017 — ‘Update on OpenChain: now we really begin‘ from the SFLC Fall Conference and ‘OpenChain: Giving everyone access to open source best practices‘ from the Open Compliance Summit are now available on SlideShare.

“The OpenChain Project has enjoyed a terrific series of talks by project management and volunteers during the end of year period,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “In addition to the talks highlighted by our slides today we have been featured in talks by representatives from member companies on more than five occasions during the last month. This substantial level of engagement is indicative of the level of engagement and support our project now enjoys and lays the groundwork for great things 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

 

‘Update on OpenChain’ at the SFLC Fall Conference

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‘Update on OpenChain’ at the SFLC Fall Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 16, 2017 — The OpenChain Project was featured at the SFLC Fall Conference on the 3rd of November. The talk, entitled ‘Update on OpenChain’, is available as a video under CC licensing here:

“The opportunity to share the progress of the OpenChain Project is invaluable,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “I hope this video, as with others we have been featured in, helps to explain OpenChain to a wider audience and contribute to welcoming new participants.”

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

 

Japanese Reference Training Slides for OpenChain Specification 1.1

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Japanese Reference Training Slides for OpenChain Specification 1.1

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 15, 2017 –The Japanese translation of OpenChain Curriculum slides has been updated for OpenChain Specification 1.1 by our volunteer translation team and is now available for download from the OpenChain Project website.

“The Japanese translator team has once again proven to be an exceptional force in our internationalization effort,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “Our latest release is a critical step forward in making OpenChain Project educational material available in the Japanese market.”

“The OpenChain Project is delighted to be part of the ‘Software Parts Ledger’ sub-project alongside our contemporaries in SPDX and Hyperledger,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “The activity to explore the combination of the OpenChain standard, SPDX identifiers and a Hyperledger record of transactions offer a compelling glimpse into a possible future.”

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 @ Open Compliance Summit

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OpenChain Project @ Open Compliance Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 8, 2017 — The OpenChain Project will feature in several talks at the Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama, Japan between the 16th and 17th November. The main talk is entitled ‘Giving Everyone Access To Open Source Best Practices: The OpenChain Specification and Curriculum’ by Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. Various aspects of OpenChain Project will also be discussed in ‘Toyota’s Activities for OSS Compliance’ by Masato Endo of Toyota Motor Corporation, in ‘Utilizing the Blockchain to Establish Trust with the Open Source Used Across a Supply Chain’ by Mark Gisi of Wind River and in ‘Partnering for a Good Compliance Program’ by Nithya Ruff of Comcast.

“The Open Compliance Summit provides an excellent opportunity to highlight practical work to address governing challenges,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “I am delighted to work closely with key participants in our community to show how we are deploying OpenChain-related solutions today and where we are going tomorrow.”

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