MAY 27, SAN FRANCISCO – Today the OpenChain Project is delighted to announce OPPO as our latest Platinum Member. As a Platinum Member of the project OPPO will provide strategic oversight on the governing board, the steering committee and the outreach committee. While OpenChain has had an active China Work Group since 2019, OPPO is the first work group participant to join the project governing board, and their contribution will be invaluable as OpenChain becomes an ISO standard.
“The OpenChain Project has been extremely fortunate in working with a wide range of Chinese companies during the last 18 months,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Our deep relationship with OPPO is a direct consequence of this, and with their help we are looking forward to inspiring and leading a diverse range of Chinese innovators, international manufacturers and global supply chain companies towards adoption of our industry standard. In the next few months we will see some transformative activities around OpenChain and more generally open source compliance. OpenChain will become an ISO standard. SPDX will increasingly be deployed for Software Bill of Materials. Open Source Reference Tooling will emerge for multiple sectors. I am looking forward to working with the team at OPPO to help ensure that companies of every size and in every market can continually have access to the most efficient, effective and appropriate approaches to managing open source.”
“OPPO is delighted to join the OpenChain Project and establish a deeper engagement with the global open source community as our business and research effort grow,” Andy Wu, Vice President and President of Software Engineering Business Unit, OPPO. “With the presence of our smartphone and services in more than 40 global markets and research institutes across the world, OPPO looks forward to working with developers and partners through open source development and OpenChain Project, with its efficient and comprehensive solutions, tremendously increased the efficiency of our collaborative innovation. OPPO values openness and collaboration greatly and will be an active member in OpenChain Project to contribute to its long-term success and adoption with fellow partners.”
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone – “Smiley Face” – in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find X and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 4 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO’s employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.
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The OpenChain 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.
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