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ETRI Announces An OpenChain Conformant Program

By December 15, 2021Featured, News

ETRI, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute of South Korea, has announced an OpenChain Conformant program. This program builds on other recent announcements of conformant programs in Korea from companies like LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics to solidify adoption of OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 in the market.

The ETRI is a global information and communication technology (ICT) research institute under the Ministry of Science and ICT that has led the growth of the information and communication industry in Korea for 45 years since its establishment in 1976. The research institute is preparing to take a powerful leap forward to realize ‘Korea, an AI powerhouse’ with the vision of “a national intelligence research institute that creates a future society”. ETRI has been conducting open source verification as a software quality management since 2008. ETRI established the Open Source Center as an enterprise-wide organization to support open source R&D activities as well as open source governance and compliance since 2017.

With this OpenChain certification, ETRI is pleased to have received international recognition as a more reliable and efficient open source management and development institution. And it is expected to increase the international credibility of the open source software developed by ETRI in the future. ETRI plans to continuously promote open innovation in open source R&D activities and to build the robust open source ecosystem through strong cooperation with other research institutes and companies as well as academia. The president of ETRI, Dr. Myung-Jun Kim said, “The open source based collaboration is now becoming a new paradigm to realize the R&D innovation that determines the future ICT competitiveness of the nation as a whole. We will take the lead in spreading the healthy and robust open source ecosystem.”

“The OpenChain Project maintains ISO/IEC 5230 and the support structures needed to sustain it,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “This has helped organizations around the world adopt our standard. Our greatest strength is the international community we have fostered to offer realistic, relatable knowledge in this field. I am proud to say that our Korea Work Group is one of the most dynamic in the world, and today’s news underscores the power of collaboration. We are delighted to welcome ETRI into the community of conformance, and we will work together at the cutting edge of technology and open source.”