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Kakao Announces OpenChain Conformant Program

By January 24, 2022Featured, News

Today Kakao Corporation announces an OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 conformant program. Kakao Corporation is South Korea’s mobile life platform company that provides innovative services in global mobile and internet markets.

“More industries are increasing their use of open source, which importance is increasing day after day” says Charles Chung, CTO of Kakao. “Kakao will proactively share the open source competency we have accumulated to spearhead advancements in the development ecosystem. By acquiring certification for the International Standard for open source compliance, OpenChain ISO 5230, Kakao has been recognized for our ability to use open source. The OpenChain ISO 5230 certification will also help strengthen the reputation of ‘Olive Platform’, Kakao’s open source license identification and verification service.”

“The Korean community has been instrumental in building and supporting OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230, the International standard for open source license compliance,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “We are delighted to celebrate today’s conformance announcements by Kakao and KakaoBank, underlining the leadership and energy in the local market. Our shared supply chain is becoming clearer, more trusted and more efficient thanks to these efforts.”

About Kakao

Kakao Corporation is a mobile life platform company that provides innovative services in global mobile and internet markets, building on its employees with profound knowledge and experience, technological capabilities, quality contents and highly competitive mobile traffic. Under the corporate vision, “Making a better world with people and technology”, we connect everything in our everyday lives, enabling anyone to experience innovations on a daily basis. The Kakao Corporation headquarters can be found on Jeju Island, with an integrated metropolitan office in Pangyo, where over 2,300 employees in total are working today. Daum Communications, established in 1995, and Kakao, founded in 2006, merged on October 1, 2014 to become Daum Kakao. The name of the company was changed to Kakao on September 23, 2015 to become a company that stands at the forefront of the mobile era.