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OpenChain: International Standard for Open Source Compliance – Certification Options – Full Recording

By November 6, 2020Featured, News

The OpenChain Project hosted a special three hour mini-summit to explain the three options for compliance to the International Standard for open source compliance. Learn about self-certification, independent assessment and third-party certification from the experts in each area.

Part 1 – Self-Certification (1 hour session)

The core of the International Standard for open source license compliance is self-certification. This is a process where a company reviews the requirements of the standard and checks whether their current processes match these requirements. If necessary, a company can make adjustments to processes. Self-certification can be accomplished in several ways. The most common are:

  1. Using the OpenChain self-certification web application, a free online service.
  2. Using a downloadable version of the OpenChain self-certification questionnaire, a free service.
  3. Using the Industry Standard text itself, also freely available.

Part 2 – Independent Compliance Assessment (1 hour session)

Companies often want assistance in adopting an International Standard. One common form is Independent Assessment, where a knowledgable service provider reviews a company’s processes and provides objective feedback on where adjustments or improvements may be necessary. The OpenChain International Standard for open source compliance has a process called “Independent Compliance Assessment” that is provided by trusted partners of the project. These partners may be law firms or service vendors. Two of our existing partners, Source Code Control (UK) and AlektoMetis (Germany), hosted a session explaining this approach and their respective service offerings.

Part 3 – Third-Party Certification (1 hour session)

In some markets third-party certification is an important part of inter-company relationships. Examples are automotive, infrastructure and aviation, where strict regulation and regular audits are well-served by formal certification by third-parties. The OpenChain International Standard for open source compliance approaches third-party certification in the same way as other International Standards. Two of our existing partners, PwC (Germany) and Orcro (UK), hosted a session explaining this approach and their respective service offerings.

The Outcome

At the end of this mini-summit

Join Us @ 15:00 ~ 18:00 CET / UTC+1 – 29th October 2020

This will be a Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 999 012 0120
Password: 123456

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