Fujitsu, an OpenChain Platinum Member, is the first organization to attain two OpenChain 2.0 conformant programs. Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 132,000 Fujitsu personnel support customers in more than 100 countries.
Fujitsu’s Software Business Unit established the first OpenChain 2.0 conformant program in November 2019. Today the Platform Software Business Unit unveils a sister activity and represents the second conformant program. These developments underline how the OpenChain industry standard provides a solution for multinationals seeking effective, efficient open source compliance management.
Fujitsu’s two conformant programs include over 2,000 staff members and constitute one of the largest open source compliance activities in the world. The adoption and increased use of the OpenChain industry standard is a clear and unambiguous example of Fujitsu’s commitment to continually improving processes that support the development and deployment of open source software.
“OpenChain conformance shows that a program inside a company has adopted the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program using the framework of our industry standard,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Fujitsu is now demonstrating how this process can be rolled out to multiple business units in a large company. Acting as both a pioneer and an inspiration, Fujitsu is helping to lead the OpenChain industry standard further into the heart of global IT activity.”
“Fujitsu has been a long supporter of open source communities and valued open source compliance. Continuous evolution of OpenChain Conformance demonstrates our commitment to open source compliance”, says Hayakawa Eiji, Head of Open Source Software Technology Center, Fujitsu Limited. “Following the conformance of Software Business Unit, we kept on working OpenChain conformance process with Platform Software Business Unit, which has long made collaborations and contributions with open source communities and the Linux Foundation. Led by open source specialists in Open Source Software Technology Center and licensing compliance specialists in Intellectual Property Innovation Department, we reached conformance for the second Business Unit and for more than 2,000 employees”
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.
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