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OpenChain Welcomes Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions

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OpenChain Welcomes Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 20, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations.

“Armijn is a key figure in the open source governance community,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “He is perhaps the foremost expert in commercial open source compliance engineering and the primary developer behind pioneering binary scanning technology. The participation of Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions in an example of how even small, focused companies can engage with the OpenChain industry standard.”

“OpenChain is an essential linchpin in the open source supply chain,” says Armijn Hemel, founder of Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions. “For the first time any company with inbound, internal or outbound open source software has a clear standard to aim for. I am delighted to be part of its growing community.”

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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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 commercial 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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

 

OpenChain Welcomes Source Code Control

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OpenChain Welcomes Source Code Control

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 14, 2017 — The OpenChain Project today welcomes Source Code Control to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations.

“Source Code Control is a provider based in the UK with clients in multiple sectors,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “Of particular interest is their work with the NHS. Software has transformed modern medicine and open source offers even greater potential for timely, effective healthcare. I am delighted that our community, and our industry standard, will contribute to this endeavor.”

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.

Additional Resources

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 commercial 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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

 

OpenChain Welcomes Togán Labs

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OpenChain Welcomes Togán Labs

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 13, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is proud to welcome Togán Labs Ltd. to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations.

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“Togán Labs is focused on the embedded market space. This is an area of key interest to the OpenChain community and a place where our industry standard can make a lasting difference,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “Togán Labs’ OpenChain Conformance is a clear example of how small, fast-moving companies can adopt the same “big picture” approach to compliance as the largest entities. Through OpenChain we are reducing risk and increasing efficiency for everyone.”

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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About The OpenChain Project

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.

About Togán Labs

Togán Labs is an embedded services company and operating system vendor that provides our customers with expertise in creating their IoT and embedded solutions. We believe that it’s vital for Togán Labs as both a business and as community members to support our fast growing industry in putting a priority on open source license compliance.

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 commercial 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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

 

OpenChain FAQ in Japanese

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OpenChain FAQ in Japanese

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 13, 2017 — Today the OpenChain Project received a significant contribution from our Japanese community members. They have just completed our first Frequently Asked Questions translation. It can be found here: https://www.openchainproject.org/faq-jp

“It is vital to have localized versions of our specification and supporting documentation to grow our industry standard,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “Our Japanese volunteer community has been exceptional in preparing translations of our specification, our executive overview handout and slides, and now our Frequently Asked Questions. Thanks to Kunai San, Imada San, Taniguchi San, Mieko San and everyone else involved, OpenChain is now more accessible to entities of all sizes in the Japanese market.”

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.

Links

About The OpenChain Project

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.

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 commercial 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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

 

OpenChain Welcomes Ura Design

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OpenChain Welcomes Ura Design

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 12, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is proud to welcome Ura Design to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations.

“Ura Design is a company that helps provide design solutions for open source projects including Mozilla and Tor,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “Emerging from the Open Source Design community, they have long been a pioneer in supporting ideas that can make a lasting difference. Today they have placed their support behind OpenChain for simple, pragmatic reasons.”

“We are working on GPL software which allows projects to host their branding and visual assets online and allows others to download and embed these assets in any format,” says Elio Qoshi, Founder of Ura Design. “Joining OpenChain underlines our commitment to having great governance behind the code.”

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.

Additional Resources

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 commercial 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.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

 

OpenChain Receives Markdown Contribution

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OpenChain Receives Markdown Contribution

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 11, 2017 — The OpenChain Project has received a contribution of the OpenChain Specification in Markdown format from Thomas Steenbergen. This contribution, hosted on GitHub, allows us to explore options for greater flexibility in future development and delivery of our industry standard. The document can be found here: https://github.com/tsteenbe/openchain-spec

“OpenChain is made up of an extraordinary community of individuals and companies united by a single mission,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “We want to make engagement with open source as efficient and as useful as possible. Making our material available in more formats is one aspect of this. Thomas has provided our Specification Work Team with an invaluable resource to help guide future discussions.”

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.

More information is available from the OpenChain Project website at www.openchainproject.org. Companies of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to use the free Online Self-Certification, and to support building a web of trust for open source compliance across the global supply chain.

Additional Resources

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 commercial 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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The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

 

OpenChain Sees Increased Adoption By Knowledge Providers

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OpenChain Sees Increased Adoption By Knowledge Providers

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 11, 2017 — The OpenChain Project was recently informed that our curriculum is being used by Source Code Control Limited as the foundation to deliver open source training and consultancy in the United Kingdom. Their most recent OpenChain-related activity was the delivery of a course entitled ‘Getting it Right with Open Source Software Licensing‘ through TechUK. Source Code Control joins Moorcrofts Corporate Law in providing education that incorporates OpenChain Curriculum material for the British market.

“OpenChain is designed to solve real-world issues related to open source compliance in the supply chain,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “It supports and relies on the development of a healthy community of adopters and service providers. We are encouraged to see Source Code Control’s work and we hope to collaborate more deeply in the near future.”

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.

More information is available from the OpenChain Project website at www.openchainproject.org. Companies of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to use the free Online Self-Certification, and to support building a web of trust for open source compliance across the global supply chain.

Additional Resources

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 commercial 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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The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

 

OpenChain Adds Social Network Appointments

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OpenChain Adds Social Network Appointments

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 10, 2017 — The OpenChain Project today added the ability to book appointments to talk about the project, the specification it produces or to get help with completing our self-certification questionnaire.

“OpenChain is a project that welcomes every company big or small from anywhere in the world,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “Making it easy to talk about the project or to get help with joining our community is vital. Adding the ability to book appointments with OpenChain experts via social networks is small step to support this. Just go to our Facebook page and click the “Request Time” button to get started.”

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.

More information is available from the OpenChain Project website at www.openchainproject.org. Companies of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to use the free Online Self-Certification, and to support building a web of trust for open source compliance across the global supply chain.

Additional Resources

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 commercial 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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The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

 

Source Auditor is the latest OpenChain Conformant Company

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Source Auditor is the latest OpenChain Conformant Company

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, June 29, 2017 — The OpenChain Project today welcomes Source Auditor to our list of OpenChain Specification Conformant Companies.

“We believe OpenChain is an important initiative helping to spread open source compliance practices across the worldwide supply chain, and our customers will benefit greatly from applying these best practices in their own operations,” said Gary O’Neall, co-founder at Source Auditor. “Having provided software and services for open source compliance over the past 10 years as well as multiple contributions to OpenChain, Source Auditor is pleased to announce our OpenChain compliance.”

“I am delighted to welcome Source Auditor to our expanding community of OpenChain Conformant organizations,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “The concept of OpenChain Conformance is simple and powerful: it indicates that an organization has processes for addressing inbound and
outbound open source software from the perspective of license compliance. A key value is OpenChain’s applicability to organizations both large and small. We do not dictate specific processes or specific best practices, but simply that such artifacts exist, allowing companies of all sizes to select the solutions that work best for their market and their context.”

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.

More information is available from the OpenChain Project website at www.openchainproject.org. Companies of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to use the free Online Self-Certification, and to support building a web of trust for open source compliance across the global supply chain.

Additional Resources

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 commercial 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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The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

 

OpenChain Announces Japanese Onboarding Material

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OpenChain Announces Japanese Onboarding Material

TOKYO, Japan, June 29, 2017 — The Japanese translation team for the OpenChain Project has released translated versions of our Onboarding Handouts and Slides. This material acts as an “Executive Summary” to help companies quickly understand and engage with the OpenChain Project.

“We owe huge thanks to our Japanese volunteer community,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “Takashi Kunai and his team -Takashi Egawa (NEC), Masao Taniguchi (NEC), Hiroyuki Fukuchi (Sony), Nobuo Imada (Hitachi) and Mieko Sato (Linux Foundation) – have done exceptional work in sharing the OpenChain Project beyond the English-speaking audience. They drove the first official translation of the OpenChain Specification in Japanese and today marks another milestone in bringing the benefit of OpenChain to a wider audience.”

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.

More information is available from the OpenChain Project website at www.openchainproject.org. Companies of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to use the free Online Self-Certification, and to support building a web of trust for open source compliance across the global supply chain.

Additional Resources

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 commercial 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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The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.