Synology is the latest organization to announce an OpenChain ISO 5230 conformant program

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Synology, a data storage and IT solutions manufacturer, is the latest organization to announce an OpenChain ISO 5230 conformant program. This builds on their commitment to excellence in products and governance as one of the leaders in the networked storage industry.  

“The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome Synology to our community of conformance,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Their announcement builds on a successful two-year period of community growth in Taiwan, where Synology is headquartered in. We are looking forward to working with many more companies in the space.”

Case Study: Open Source Compliance Automation and Interoperability #1

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The OpenChain automation case study about using open source tools for open source compliance runs between September and December 2021. It is the largest case study ever undertaken in this space. The outcome of attending will include better knowledge of options for automation around open source compliance, a better understanding of interoperability in the space, and an awareness of how to engage with the field in a turn-key manner.

Part #1 explores a new graphical tool from Facebook/TNG to make open source tooling easier to use. Our demo shows ORT calling ScanCode in a clean, simple way. We also discuss how the graphical interface was designed.

Coming Next:

  • September 29th, we will have an interview about how the tool internals was designed.
  • October 13th, we do a deep dive on using ORT via the tool + deep dive into ORT internals engineering.
  • October 27th, we do a deep dive on using TERN via the tool + deep dive into TERN internals engineering.
  • November 10th, we do a “how this tool can work with TERN, ORT and ScanOSS in the real-world.”
  • November 24th, we do a “fake supply chain” showing code going through multiple scanners and maintaining SPDX Lite integrity.
  • December 8th, Facebook Usage Case Study.
  • December 16th, A recap of the whole open source tooling eco-system at Open Compliance Summit 2021.

Learn More:

OpenChain Japan Planning Sub-Group Meeting – September 15th at 14:00 JST

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The OpenChain Japan Planning Sub-Group is a small subset of the overarching Japanese community. These regular planning meetings provide a platform to arrange bi-monthly or quarterly events, and the ensure the pipeline of information to and from the global groups are in sync.

All parties welcome. The meeting will be held in Japanese between 14:00 and 15:00 JST.

OpenChain UK Work Group Meeting 30th September 2021

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The next OpenChain UK Work Group meeting takes place virtually via Zoom on Thursday 30 September from 14:00 – 15:30 BST.

A full agenda will be launched prior to the meeting, which will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss OpenChain adoption and best practice. There has been a huge amount going on in the world of OpenChain, with a raft of new, high-profile conformance announcements, new optional extensions to the standard covering security and community engagement, and increased emphasis on the ease of use of tooling.

OpenChain’s General Manager Shane Coughlan will be joining us, and bringing us up to speed on new initiatives intended to make existing compliance tools like FOSSology and ScanCode easier to use. 

To reserve your free place on the virtual meeting, on 30 September 2021 from 14:00 – 15:30, please complete the online booking form:

To join the OpenChain UK Work Group visit and subscribe to the list to receive future details about the bi-monthly meetings and to sync and share information across all aspects of open source compliance.

SK Telecom is the first Telecommunications Operator to adopt OpenChain ISO 5230

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SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest wireless carrier, is the first telecommunications operator to adopt OpenChain ISO 5230. This leap forward in governance builds on their long-term mission to lead in technological capabilities in 5G, AI, big data analysis, IoT and quantum cryptography communications as a global ICT leader.

“SK Telecom is preparing for its transition to an AI company, and is strategically using open source to develop advanced technologies in AI, 5G, and cloud technology”, says Kim Yoon, CTO, SK Telecom. “Open source, essential for the early introduction of new technologies and rapid technological change, forms a key part of our strategy. We adopted OpenChain ISO 5230, the International Standard for open source compliance, to ensure effective process management in this space. We are also spreading our know-how around complying with open source international standards to SK affiliates and software supply chains to drive further expansion of open source ecosystems and to deliver even greater social value.”

“It is impossible to overstate the importance of SK Telecom’s adoption of OpenChain ISO 5230,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Since their establishment in 1984, SK Telecom has been at the forefront of wireless communication technology. Their work in open source has been similarly innovative, and they have amassed exceptional talent in the space. We look forward to collaborating with SK Telecom as OpenChain ISO 5230 moves deeper in the global communications market.”

About SK Telecom

SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM) is Korea’s leading ICT company, driving innovations in the areas of mobile communications, media, security, commerce and mobility. Armed with cutting-edge ICT including AI and 5G, the company is ushering in a new level of convergence to deliver unprecedented value to customers. As the global 5G pioneer, SKT is committed to realizing the full potential of 5G through ground-breaking services that can improve people’s lives, transform businesses, and lead to a better society.

SKT boasts unrivaled leadership in the Korean mobile market with over 30 million subscribers, which account for nearly 50 percent of the market. The company now has 49 ICT subsidiaries and annual revenues approaching KRW 18.6 trillion.

About OpenChain

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