The Latest Version of the OpenChain Project Overview Slides is Now Available

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The OpenChain Project maintains a set of slides with speaker notes to help contextualize the project for readers and audiences globally. The latest version of this slide deck includes information about recently conformant entities, new partners and our activities towards becoming an ISO standard.

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Infosys is the latest OpenChain Conformant Company

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The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Infosys is the latest company to adopt our industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain. Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. They enable clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital transformation leveraging over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises

“Infosys have always approached Open Source Software usage and compliance in a manner that takes the course of careful due diligence, and benchmarking our processes & procedures with globally acceptable industry standards,” says Shuvajit Mitra, Legal Affairs Counsel, Infosys. “To do this, we engaged with the Open Chain Project to assess our compliance practices in consonance with Open Chain Specification 2.0. To be in conformance with Open Chain Project, Infosys has implemented processes, practices and awareness to meet all requirements on OSS licensing and its implications while using and distributing OSS components bundled with Infosys software products, platforms and solutions which are the best in breed and which can be transparently demonstrated. Infosys thanks the Open Chain leadership in guiding Infosys through this process of assessment and authentication to achieve good governance as a best practice of software development.”

“Infosys is a company that we are exceptionally proud to work with and to welcome into the OpenChain Community of Conformance,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Their position as an Indian company with tremendous global reach illustrates the broad applicability and value of the OpenChain standard for open source compliance. They are also a trail-blazer in innovation around process improvement, something underlined by their choice to become the first company to enter the OpenChain eco-system by direct adoption of our second generation industry standard. We are looking forward to collaborating in India and beyond in the coming months and years.”

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Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer our clients through their digital journey. We do it by enabling the enterprise with an AI-powered core that helps prioritize the execution of change. We also empower the business with agile digital at scale to deliver unprecedented levels of performance and customer delight. Our always-on learning agenda drives their continuous improvement through building and transferring digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem.

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OpenChain + Toyota Case Study: Kaizen and Open Source spur Innovation across the Global Supply Chain

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The OpenChain Project is delighted to announced the immediate availability of a case study with Toyota explaining how Kaizen and Open Source spur innovation across the global supply chain. This case study is an exceptionally important milestone for our project, marking the beginning of a series of case studies explaining the “path to conformance” in OpenChain, and providing real-world snapshots of the journeys being undertaken by market leaders. We have worked together with Endo San from the Toyota IP team in crafting this case study and are indebted to his team for clear, concise insights into the decision-making process of one of the world’s largest car companies as it relates to open source technology.

The OpenChain Project counts Toyota among its board members and we have initiated a long-term collaboration focused on ensuring Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers become aware of and are supported in adopting the OpenChain industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain.

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OpenChain to feature at the Software Compliance Academy Seminar in Munich on 28th of June

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The OpenChain Project and our standard for open source compliance in the supply chain will be featured at the next Software Compliance Academy (SCA) event in Munich, Germany. SCA is an OpenChain Partner and the founders have been involved with our project since inception. One highlight of the event will be the talk by Dr. Michael C. Jaeger on open source tooling for open source compliance.

“Free and Open Source Software im Unternehmen und vor allem in kommerziellen Produkten einsetzen – was gilt es dabei zu beachten? Welche rechtlichen Fragestellungen wirft das Open Source Lizenzmodell auf? Welche Anforderungen sind an das Lizenzmanagement sowie an interne Prozessabläufe zu stellen? Und welchen Mehrwert kann der Einsatz sogenannter Software Scanning Tools oder Software Lizenzmanagement Tools bringen? Einen Überblick über die rechtlichen Grundlagen und die Möglichkeiten des Software Scanning und Lizenzmanagements sowie den ersten Industriestandard OpenChain gibt das FOSS Compliance Seminar mit dem Schwerpunkt “Legal and Tools” in München am 28. Juni 2019.”

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OpenChain @ OSAKA NDS Embedded Linux Cross Forum #9 on July 5th

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The OpenChain Project will have a significant presence at the NDS Embedded Linux Cross Forum on July 5th in Japan. Shane Coughlan and the Japan Work Group will be delivering the opening keynote and three major case studies to further our educational mission. This is a great opportunity for companies in West Japan to engage with the industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain.

 Facebook、Google、Uberという著名企業3社が同時に加入し、いまなお活動内容がHotTopicとして話題となっているOSSコンプライアンスのフレームワーク『Open Chain Project』よりGeneral ManagerであるShane Coughlan氏をお招きし同Project概要と活動のご紹介(英語)を戴きます。同時に本活動におけます各社様での活動事例を今回特別にご紹介戴くセッションとして、オリンパス(株)/小泉 悟氏、(株)日立製作所/野村 祐治氏、トヨタ自動車(株)/遠藤 雅人氏にそれぞれ、ご登壇戴き、ご講演を戴きます。

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Wind River is the first OpenChain 2.0 Conformant Organization

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We are delighted to announce that Wind River, the first company to become OpenChain Conformant, is now OpenChain 2.0 Conformant. This expansion of Wind River’s OpenChain Conformance illustrates a strong commitment to being a leader in both supporting and deploying the industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain.

“We have been fortunate to work closely with Wind River from the genesis of this project through to our current status as a growing industry standard,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Mark, our primary contact, has been a highly effective chair of our specification work team and our wider relationship with Wind River has seen a keen focus on ensuring a real world solution for real world challenges. Welcoming Wind River as the first OpenChain 2.0 Conformant organization is a natural and exciting expansion of our collaboration.”

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Minutes from the Second OpenChain Korea Work Group Meeting

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the OpenChain Korea Work Group 2nd meeting on the 12th of June. Special thanks to Samsung Electronics for providing the venue and informative session presentation.

1. Everyone is invited to share notes, slides and other information on our wiki page:

2. We discussed the BMT Guidance Document for evaluation of the TTA Standard – Open Software Licensing Analysis Tool:

3. The tooling overview presentation covered three topics with three sets of slides as per below.

4.  The 3rd meeting will take place at the SKT with our kind host being Woody Park.

  • If you have a topic that you would like to discuss at the third meeting, please feel free to comment.
  • We are currently considering the first week of September but the formal announcement will come later.

5. The OpenChain Korea Work Group is using an an open source approach to collaborate and share ways for everyone to effectively achieve Open Source Compliance.  If you are in charge of Open Source Compliance in a Korean company you can participate. If you have anyone around you who wants to participate in this meeting, please let them know how to join the Mailing List via this wiki:

OpenChain Japan License Information Sub-Group – Meeting on the 25th June

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The License Information Sub-Group of the OpenChain Japan Work Group will host a meeting on the 25th of June. Our coordinator is Ito San from Renasas and the event will be hosted at the Fujitsu Solution Square in Tokyo. The meeting will be held in Japanese but all parties are welcome. Minutes will be shared after the meeting.

サブグループ「license info exchange」の次回、打ち合わせ日程のお知らせです。



・場所:東京都大田区新蒲田1-17-25 富士通ソリューションスクエア (R226会議室) (広い階段を上がった2階が受付です)


OpenChain Japan Tooling Sub-Group – Third Meeting on the 20th June

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The Tooling Sub-Group of the OpenChain Japan Work Group will host its third meeting on the 20th of June. Our coordinator will be Yoshi from Toshiba and the event will be hosted at the Toshiba Kawasaki Smart Communication Center. The meeting will be held in Japanese but all parties are welcome. Minutes will be shared after the meeting.

第3回 Tooling SWG開催のリマインドです。

次回のTooling SWGですが、下記の日程でFIXさせていただきます。
 日時: 6/20 16:00
 場所: 東芝 川崎スマートコミュニケーションセンター

 ・ ClearlyDefined (SONY 福地さん)
 ・ FOSSology REST API の紹介 (NECソリューションイノベータ 島さん)
 ・ OpenChain仕様を考慮したSW360の運用について (東芝 浜さん)
 ・ 最近のOpenChainのツール関係活動状況ご紹介


OpenChain featured in CIOReview’s Special Open Source Issue

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Mark Gisi of Wind River

Mark Gisi, Chair of the OpenChain Specification Work Team, is interviewed by CIOReview in their latest special edition, this time with a focus on open source code. You can read the interview online today and it will be available in print for July. This is a recommended read and a great starting point for people and organizations new to the OpenChain industry standard.

“A new standard gaining traction is the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain certification for Open Source license compliance and usage. This certification ensures that one can trust the open source from which software solutions are built.  Influenced by customers seeking greater assurance for their supply chain’s increasing use of open source software, Wind River, a leading IoT Linux platform and solutions supplier, maintains OpenChain conformance for all its product lines.”

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