OpenChain Receives Checklist Contribution
SAN FRANCISCO, United States, June 22, 2017 — On the 14th of June the OpenChain Project received a contribution of educational flowcharts from Armijn Hemel and Shane Coughlan’s publication ‘Practical GPL Compliance.’ Today the OpenChain Project announced that it has received a contribution of additional educational checklists and supplementary commentary from the same book. All of this material is being made available under a CC-0 license.
“The educational material made available over the last two weeks can be applied to process management, best practices and training around open source compliance,” says Shane Coughlan. “It is a natural fit with the OpenChain Project’s onboarding and curriculum activities and will be considered for inclusion in future releases. Meanwhile, due to the nature of the CC-0 license it is released under, anyone can use, study, share and improve this material for any purpose. By undertaking these releases we hope to inspire further engagement and collaboration from diverse stakeholders in the eco-system.”
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.
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