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CAICT Becomes OpenChain Partner, Launches Third Party Certification

By October 28, 2021November 4th, 2021Featured, News

CAICT, a scientific research institute directly under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIT) of China, is the latest OpenChain Project partner. They will be drawing on sixty four years of experience to offer third party certification support for OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 in the Chinese market. Read their official statement in Chinese.

“Effective supply chain managed is more critical today than ever before,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “The size of the Chinese market offers both challenges and opportunities that can transform global trade. We are fortunate to work closely with companies like OPPO and Huawei on business optimization, and our new partnership with CAICT provides a new level of support for companies seeking effective, efficient management of open source software. As our first third party certified in Mainland China, we feel confident CAICT will act not only as a service provider but also as a lighthouse to offer support and structure to companies adopting and using OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230.”

About CAICT

Founded in 1957, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology(hereinafter referred to as CAICT) is a scientific research institute directly under theMinistry of Industry and Information Technology (MIT) of China. It cherishes the culturalphilosophy of “Boosting prosperity with virtues and expertise” for years while adhering tothe development positioning of “a specialized think-tank for the government and aninnovation and development platform for the industry”. Committed to “the think-tank andenabler for innovation and development in an information society”, CAICT has providedstrong support for major strategies, plans, policies, standards, tests and certification forthe development of the national ICT sector and the IT application, thus proving itself animportant facilitator in the leapfrog development and innovation of China’s informationand communications sector. It has been granted hundreds of scientific and technologicalawards at both national and provincial levels.In recent years, with a view to adapting to the new eco-social backdrop andrequirements, CAICT has strengthened its efforts in innovation to achieve wider anddeeper research landscape. It has conducted in-depth research and foresighted planningin the fields of 4G/5G, industrial Internet, smart manufacturing, mobile Internet, Internet ofThings (loT), Internet of Vehicles (loV), cloud computing, big data, blockchain, artificialintelligence (Al), future networks, virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), intelligenthardware, and cyber and information security. This enables CAICT to play an importantrole in strategy and policy study, technological innovation, industrial development, andinternational cooperation related to the ICT sector and the integration betweenindustrialization and informatization.

About OpenChain

The OpenChain Project maintains the International Standard for open source license compliance. This allows companies of all sizes and in all sectors to adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. This is an open standard and all parties are welcome to engage with our community, to share their knowledge, and to contribute to the future of our standard.

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