Baker Botts, a leading provider of legal advice with a global presence, is the latest firm to become an official partner of the OpenChain Project, steward of OpenChain ISO 5230 – the International Standard for open source compliance.
“We are excited to announce a partnership with the OpenChain Project, author of the international standard for open source license compliance,” Paul Ragusa, partner in the firm and Chair of the AIPLA Standards and Open Source Committee. “This partnership recognizes the expertise and experience of Baker Botts’ Technology Transactions practice in handling a wide range of issues surrounding open source software. Baker Botts recognizes the vast unmet need for software supply chain management, and has been at the forefront of advising clients on these issues for over a decade. We consider OpenChain a leader in this field, and are excited to strengthen our practice by offering services to help our clients install high-quality open source compliance programs that are OpenChain compliant. We seek to provide all the support needed to show how investing in an open source compliance program can reduce risk and resolve traditional boundaries in software transactions and license enforcement.”
“Law firms are one of the most important parts of the OpenChain Partner ecosystem,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “It is both timely and uniquely well-timed to welcome Baker Botts to our community. With a pedigree reaching back to 1840, and a global presence at the forefront of legal developments, the team is excellently positioned to accelerate understanding and adoption of OpenChain ISO 5230 across the supply chain.”
About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 13 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients’ industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the technology, energy, and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit bakerbotts.com.
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