This FAQ is focused on the OpenChain Curriculum Training Slides. These are the core of the curriculum and have been widely adopted, adjusted and redistributed by companies, consultancies and law firms around the world. That said, the OpenChain Curriculum also contains checklists, flowcharts, guides and kanban documents. The FAQ equally applies to these: they are designed to provide simple, clear reference material to assist with confirming that a company has implemented – or can implement – the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program.

What is the OpenChain Curriculum used for?

The OpenChain Curriculum slide deck provides reference material to meet OpenChain Specification requirement 1.2.

Who is the OpenChain Curriculum intended for?

The OpenChain Curriculum is intended to help companies shipping Open Source Software and the companies receiving such software through the supply chain.

How long is the OpenChain Curriculum slide training session?

The reference slides are designed to be delivered in a half day training session. They are split into chapters to allow flexible delivery across different timescales and – given the CC-0 licensing – to allow companies to “pick and choose” the sections they need to expand on any existing in-house training materials.

What legal jurisdiction do the reference slides cover?

The OpenChain Curriculum reference slides are focused on US law. Companies need to take this into account when considering the use of the reference slides for in-house training. Different legal jurisdictions have different legal requirements.

Are these slides everything you need to be compliant with licenses?

No, this is a reference deck. It is intended to help companies either get started with an OpenChain conformant compliance training program or to expand on existing training programs to help conform with the OpenChain Specification.

How can companies or individuals contribute to the OpenChain Curriculum?

You can join the OpenChain Curriculum Mailing List. Everyone is invited to participate, contribute material and to assist expanding existing material.