Taipei, Taiwan, Feb 18, 2020—The OpenChain Project, an initiative by the Linux’s Foundation to streamline open source compliance, announced today that Moxa Inc. has joined as a Platinum member. As a leading provider of industrial edge-to-cloud connectivity and computing solutions for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environments, Moxa has demonstrated its continuous commitment to open source compliance to enable advanced industrial networking and communications applications for the IIoT world.
The OpenChain Project aims to build trust in open source by making
open source license compliance simpler and more consistent across supplies
chains. The OpenChain Specification defines inflection points in business
workflows where a compliance process, policy, or training should exist to
minimize the potential for errors and maximize the efficiency of bringing
solutions to the market. The OpenChain Specification is being prepared for
submission to ISO and evolve from a de facto standard into a formal standard.
“Moxa is thrilled to join the OpenChain
Project to demonstrate our commitment in supporting open source compliance
standard,” said Andy Cheng, President of Strategic Business Unit at Moxa. “Moxa
has been a strong supporter of the Linux Foundation for some of its important
projects such as Civil Infrastructure Project (CIP) for long-term support Linux
distribution. We are now looking forward to working closely with the OpenChain
community for industry standards of open source compliance.”
As a Platinum member, Moxa will be the first Taiwan-based company to join the OpenChain’s board, expanding the project’s reach across multiple industries. An array of industry-leading companies have already joined the Platinum membership program, including Arm Holdings, Bosch, Cisco, Comcast, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Harman International, Hitachi, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Siemens, Sony, Toshiba, Toyota, Uber, and Western Digital.
“We have been working with Moxa for a considerable period of time as
Moxa has actively participated in OpenChain community during its key growth
phase over the last two years,” said Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager.
“Our announcement today underlines the commitment on all our parts to further deepening
collaboration and understanding. When we have a great opportunity in 2020 to
build incredible bridges across the Mandarin-speaking world to ensure great
open source compliance, I believe Moxa is a critical, timely partner to help us
accomplish this goal.”
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.
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s
top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open
technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open
source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the
largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux
Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source
project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one
company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.
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Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial
computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for
the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience,
Moxa has connected more than 65 million devices worldwide and has a
distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 80
countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with
reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures.
Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.
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