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Shane Coughlan

OpenChain @ Asian Legal Network Seoul

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The OpenChain Project in collaboration with Open Invention Network hosted a get-together in Korea. This was a small event centered around a meal in the city center. Our goal was to reach out to old friends at LG Electronics and to make new friends from LG Display. One of the primary outcomes was the decision to hold a full OpenChain workshop in the next three months. Haksung from the LG Electronics open source team kindly offered to assist with our planning regarding attendees and ideal timing.

Watch this space!

Software Compliance Academy highlights OpenChain at Seminar

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The Software Compliance Academy (one of the OpenChain Pilot Partner Program participants) ran a workshop in Germany on the 9th of April to discuss compliance. Naturally OpenChain was featured high on the list regarding approaches to frame effective, efficient compliance management.

More information in German:
“Die Verwendung von Free and Open Source Software wirft eine Reihe von rechtlichen Fragestellungen auf. Welche Vorteile bietet das Open Source Lizenzmodell? Und welche Lizenzpflichten sind dabei zu beachten? Einen vertieften Einblick in die unterschiedlichen Open Source Lizenzen und insbesondere die jeweils zu beachtenden Lizenzpflichten sowie damit einhergehende Kompatibilitätsfragen gibt das gemeinsam mit Vogel Business Media ausgerichtete FOSS Compliance Seminar in Würzburg am 9. April 2018.”

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OpenChain @ Asian Legal Network Tokyo

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The OpenChain Project was featured at the first Asian Legal Network meeting of 2018 in Tokyo on the 6th of April. This event provided an opportunity to unpack the latest news around compliance with an audience from over 10 companies. The event was sponsored by Open Invention Network and marked another chapter in the on-going collaboration between various international non-profit organizations and projects to support the growth and sustainability of open source.

OpenChain at ZVEI

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Software Compliance Academy highlighted the OpenChain Project, curriculum, training and specification at an event hosted on the 22nd March by ZVEI. This event marks the first major workshop featuring OpenChain in Germany.

The ZVEI is one of the most important manufacturers’ associations in Germany. It is the regulatory and economic policy authority of the electrical and electronics industry and actively contribute to the further development of the economic and socio-political framework in Germany and Europe.

The Software Compliance Academy offers individually tailored in-house training programs as well as external seminars covering most recent software compliance trends and topics. It is one of the first OpenChain Pilot Partner Program participants and personnel from the organization have been involved with the OpenChain Project since its inception.

 

Latest OpenChain Curriculum Draft in Simplified Chinese

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Latest OpenChain Curriculum Draft in Simplified Chinese

San Francisco, United States, February 19, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the draft OpenChain Curriculum in Simplified Chinese for Specification 1.1. This proposal draft is intended to help support our Simplified Chinese translation team. While it is not finalized yet, the document is based on the completed translation in Traditional Chinese, and it is intended reduce the amount of work required to reach a formal release.

You can obtain the draft files in PDF, PPTX or ODP formats on the relevant OpenChain GitHub repository. The OpenChain translations page has also been updated with these documents in PDF format.

As with all OpenChain Curriculum material, these documents are made available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC-0) license, and anyone can use, study, share and improve the work as they see fit.

Great thanks are due to Lucien Lin and Florence Ko for helping to build bridges in the CJK region that are so important to our long-term success. Our strategic goal is to engage open source users in the CJK area (China, Japan, Korea) and localization plays a central role in this process.

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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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Latest OpenChain Curriculum in Traditional Chinese

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Latest OpenChain Curriculum in Traditional Chinese

San Francisco, United States, February 19, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the OpenChain Curriculum in Traditional Chinese for Specification 1.1. This marks the release of our latest educational material for the Taiwanese and Hong Kong areas. You can obtain the final files in PDF, PPTX or ODP formats on the relevant OpenChain GitHub repository. The OpenChain translations page has also been updated with these documents in PDF format.

As with all OpenChain Curriculum material, these documents are made available under the Creative Commons Zero (CC-0) license, and anyone can use, study, share and improve the work as they see fit.

This marks a milestone for our objective to build bridges with more stakeholders in the Far East. Our strategic goal is to engage open source users in the CJK area (China, Japan, Korea). The OpenChain Project wishes to extend its deep thanks to Lucien Lin and Florence Ko for preparing and contributing this material.

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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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Save the Date: OpenChain Curriculum Workshop in Taipei

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Save the Date: OpenChain Curriculum Workshop in Taipei

Yokohama, Japan, February 17, 2017 — The OpenChain Project in partnership with the Open Culture Foundation (Taiwan) will hold a workshop between 13:30 and 16:00 on the afternoon of March 5th. This event will be held in Mandarin and is intended to provide an introduction to the OpenChain Curriculum (training material). All parties are welcome to attend.

“OpenChain is a truly international project,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “We are delighted to expand our activities into Taiwan and to build a great relationship with local community organizations as well as local businesses. This is a significant step towards bringing stakeholders in CJK closer together.”

本次的討論會主要是介紹OpenChain這個開源管理計畫,以及該計畫的產出「自由開源軟體授權管理訓練課程」。

議程
13:30 – 14:00 | 報到
14:00 – 15:00 | OpenChain計畫與訓練課程介紹
15:00 – 16:00 | 問題與討論

講者
◎ 林誠夏/開放文化基金會 法制顧問

林誠夏(Lucien C.H. Lin),知識背景為科技法律,05-16 年間任職於中央研究院從事公眾授權模式的研究,近年的研究成果包括:擔任自由開源軟體法律參考書台灣專章的編撰作者,並協助各界參與者,釐清 Open Source、Open Data,以及 CC 授權等智慧財產權及公眾授權應用問題。目前已轉任民間事務所,及於開放文化基金會擔任法制顧問,撥付工作之餘的心力營建國內開源授權知識的分享網絡 (Open Source Legal Network, Taiwan)。

詳細個人履歷請見:http://tw.linkedin.com/in/lucienchlin

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Save the Date: OpenChain Japan Work Group Announces Second Meeting Details

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Save the Date: OpenChain Japan Work Group Announces Second Meeting Details

Yokohama, Japan, February 15, 2017 — OpenChain Japan Work Group will hold its second meeting on the 22nd of February between 10am-12 noon Japan time at the Hitachi offices in Shinagawa. Details below in Japanese thanks to Imada San of Hitachi:

OpenChain Japan WG 第二回の会合のご案内を再送させていただきます。
日時:2月22日(木)10:00-12:00
場所:日立品川地区(JR品川イーストビル) 20階 Hall A
http://sasp.mapion.co.jp/b/hitachi/info/BA850354/?view=r

会場へは、JR品川駅の改札を出た広い通路を港南口方向にお進みください。
通路から直接ビルの入り口につながっております。(新幹線改札の近くです)
ロビーにガードマンが立っており、その左右にエレベーターホールがございます。
左側のエレベーターで20階までお越しください。(簡単な立て看板を用意する予定です)

当日ご参加予定の方で、参加のご連絡をまだいただいていない方がいらっしやいましたら、
ご連絡をいただけますと幸いです。<coughlan@linux.com>

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.

 

 

 

Save the Date: OpenChain Project at the BCS Compliance Workshop in London

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Save the Date: OpenChain Project at the BCS Compliance Workshop in London

San Francisco, United States, February 13, 2017 — The OpenChain Project will be featured at an open source compliance workshop in London on the 22nd of March. This event is hosted by the BCS and the Open Source Hardware User Group. The speakers include Michael Jaeger, Alexios Zavras, Mirko Boehm and Armijn Hemel. The topics covered will include OpenChain, SW360, Quartermaster, SPDX and OSADL license compliance. All are welcome and there is no charge.

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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Save the Date: OpenChain Project Face-to-Face at the Leadership Summit

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Save the Date: OpenChain Project Face-to-Face at the Leadership Summit

Yokohama, Japan, February 15, 2017 — The next OpenChain face-to-face will take place during the Open Source Leadership Summit in California in early March. This is our schedule for the Kenwood 1 room on Monday March 5th:

  • OpenChain 8-10am Board Meeting
  •  OpenChain 10:15-10:45 Conformance Work Team discussion
  • OpenChain 10:45-11:15 Curriculum Work Team discussion
  • OpenChain  11:15-11:45 Onboarding Work Team discussion
  • OpenChain  11:45-12:30 Specification Work Team discussion

The first session is for OpenChain Platinum Members only. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Work Team discussions from 10:15am. If you are interested in attending and you want more information, please reach out to Shane Coughlan, Project Director, at coughlan [at] linux.com.

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