What Is This?
OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 defines the key requirements of a quality open source license compliance program.
What Does It Do?
The OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 helps organizations manage open source licensing requirements for past, current and future products or services.
- The key places to have license compliance processes
- How to assign roles and responsibilities
- And how to ensure sustainability of the processes
The OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 is lightweight, easy to read and is supported by our global community with free reference material and conformance resources.
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Past Versions of the Standard
This specification is built from the Security Assurance Reference Guide. It went through a final approval process via editing on our specification list and calls, before graduating to a governing board vote to transform into a published security specification on 2022-09-14.
This specification was developed by over 100 contributors in the 2014~2016 before its first public release as OpenChain 1.0 in October 2016. It was submitted to the ISO/IEC JTC-1 PAS Transposition Process in April 2020. It graduated as ISO/IEC 5230:2020 in December 2020.
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OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020, the International Standard for open source license compliance, is available for everyone to review, adopt and to submit suggestions for improvement. We collect these comments on the OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 GitHub Repository. You can add your comments in the “Issues” section.
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