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August 5, 2020

OpenChain Webinar #9 – OpenChain Self-Certification Questionnaire – Full Recording

August 5, 2020

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group Meeting – July 27th – Morning and Afternoon – Full Recording

August 4, 2020

OpenChain Fourth Monday Spec Call – July 2020 – Full Recording

August 4, 2020

Wipro Limited is the latest OpenChain Partner

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August 5, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #9 – OpenChain Self-Certification Questionnaire – Full Recording

https://youtu.be/jGq2X0VT2Qk This week we did something a little bit special with the webinar format. It was a live walk-through of the Conformance Questionnaire with example solutions to each question required…
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August 5, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group Meeting – July 27th – Morning and Afternoon – Full Recording

https://youtu.be/stIdtJcZIXI The OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group meets bi-weekly to discuss open source tools for open source compliance. There are frequent demos and discussions around practical use. This is a…
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August 4, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Fourth Monday Spec Call – July 2020 – Full Recording

https://youtu.be/Zz6PLSDIaEA We are discussing ideas and observations regarding OpenChain 2.0. This maps perfectly to our forthcoming ISO/IEC International Standard, currently under ballot as DIS5230, voting finishes September 23rd. Some of…
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August 4, 2020 in Featured, News

Wipro Limited is the latest OpenChain Partner

SAN FRANCISCO, August 4, 2020 –The OpenChain Project today announced Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company as…
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August 3, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #9 – Today (Monday) at 9am Pacific – The OpenChain Conformance Questionnaire

This week we will be doing something a little bit special with the webinar format. It will be a live walk-through of the Conformance Questionnaire with example solutions to each…
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August 3, 2020 in News

OSSに関するコンプライアンス体制構築の際の留意点

本日は弁護士の野中さん に登場頂きます!(諸事情により遠藤が投稿してます) はじめに はじめまして。弁護士の野中高広です。最近は、バッティングセンターにはまっています。空振りが約2割ですが(笑)。ところで皆さんの会社では、OSSのリスクの問題について、どの程度のかたが認識しておられるでしょうか?コンプライアンス体制についても最低限整っているといえますでしょうか?本日は、OSSに関してコンプライアンス体制の構築をするうえでの留意事項について、すでに皆さんご存知のことがほとんどであるとは思いますが、簡単に検討してみたいと思います。 どうして体制を構築する必要があるのか? これまでにOSSに関して問題となってきたいろいろな事例を見てみますと、第三者によるリバースエンジニアリングなどによって、OSSの利用が発覚し、OSSライセンス違反を指摘されるような場合があります。OSSのライセンス違反の指摘を受けた場合、謝罪やソフトウェアの差し替えを行なったり、ソースコードの公開などについて迅速かつ適切な対応をとることが重要と言われています。しかも、すばやく適切な対応を行なえば、すぐに訴訟に発展するわけではありませんし、欧米の事例を検討していますと、こうした対応の遅れが係争へと発展しているケースが多いともいえます。 留意すべき事項は? そのため、いろいろな事態あるいはリスクに事前に備えておくことが必要になるといえそうですが、実際にコンプライアンス体制を構築する際には、どのような点について特に留意する必要があるのでしょうか。会社によって進捗状況は様々だと思いますが、以下で、いくつか基本的な事項について触れてみたいと思います。 · まず、OSSライセンスの利用にあたってのコンプライアンス強化を図るために、OSS利用についての内部規程の作成や、内部規程遵守のための社内体制と仕組みの構築が求められるといえます。その際に、社員の方への内部規程の周知・教育に加えて、社内・社外向けにOSS利用についての問い合わせ窓口を設置することなどもセットで検討しておくことが有効といえるでしょう。 · その前提として、例えばGPLのソースコードの公開範囲についてなど、様々な解釈があり得るケースについては、この分野の有識者や専門家を交えて十分に検討を重ねて、自社の見解を統一しておくことが必要となります。その過程で社内で議論を積み重ねて、各種事例や先例についての知識や理解を深めつつ、多くの人が問題意識を共有することこそが有益ともいえるでしょう。 · また、最近では様々な有用なソフトもありますが、ソフトウェアの検査を行なうことも肝といえます。ソフトウェア開発の初期段階、委託先からソフトウェアが納入される時、あるいは製品の出荷前などに、OSS検出ツールなどを利用して、意図しないOSSが混入していないかを十分に検査する必要があります。特に、ソフトウェア開発の委託をする際には、利用するOSSとその利用条件の開示を求めたり、あるいはOSSライセンス違反をした場合の責任分担やソースコードの調査義務などについても念のため盛り込んでおくことも検討するとよいでしょう。ここらあたりの話については、個人情報の取扱いが第三者に委託される場合の留意事項とパラレルに考えることができるかもしれません。 · さらに最近では、法務デューデリジェンスによる確認も重要となってきております。例えば、M&Aにおいて、買収した会社がOSSライセンス違反をしている場合もあり得るため、法務デューデリジェンスで、OSSに関する問題をレビューしていくことも、今後は一般的になっていくものと思われます。 おわりに 以上、ごくごく簡単に見てきましたが、実際にいろいろな措置を導入していくに当たっては様々なハードルも考えられます。なかなか理解が難しい分野でもあり、問題意識を共有すること自体に苦労することも多々あるかと思います。本日のテーマが、皆さんの会社のコンプライアンス体制構築がさらに進むうえで少しでもお役に立てれば幸いです。 明日のテーマは… 明日は、Japan WGの設立当初から中心的な活躍をされているパナソニックの加藤さんから「OpenChain Japan WGの活動で集まった事例」についてご紹介いただく予定です。自社の体制を構築する上で一番気になる「他社はどうしているのか」がわかる貴重な情報ですので、ぜひご期待ください。
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July 30, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Sponsors COSCUP Again – Local Team Doing Awesome Talk As Well

The OpenChain Project is once again sponsoring the COSCUP conference in Taiwan, an event that provides a unique opportunity to connect with individuals at the heart of one of the…
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July 30, 2020 in Featured, News

Bitsea is the Latest OpenChain Partner

Bitsea, a company helping customers to analyse, assess, and optimize Software Development processes, has joined the OpenChain Partner program. This marks another significant expansion of the OpenChain ecosystem into the…
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July 27, 2020 in News

SW360/SPDX Liteを利用して、AGLリリースソフトを簡単に確認出来るようにする

この記事はOpenChain Advent Calenderの19日目の記事です はじめに 車載向けOSSコミュニティのAGL(AutomotiveGradeLinux)で使用しているソフトウェアについて、OpenChainにて議論が進められているSW360とSPDX Liteを利用して、AGLで使用しているソフトウェアを誰でも簡単に確認出来る方法を紹介します尚今回の内容については2020CESのAGLデモブース内のOpenChainブースでも紹介予定ですOpenChain and AGL Collaborate to Facilitate Open Source Compliance in Automotive Production AGLのリリースソフトウェアについて AGLでは年2回ソフトウェアをリリースしており、現状の最新ソフトはIcefish RC3 (v8.99.3)が年明けの正式リリースに向けて、リリースの準備が進められています。AGLリリースノートについて、このページを参照して下さい。ビルド済みのソフトについても公開されており、Yoctoビルド時に出力されるlicense.manifestを確認すれば、AGLでどのようなソフトウェアが使用されているか、下記のように確認する事が出来ます PACKAGE NAME: af-binderPACKAGE VERSION: master+gitAUTOINC+82a9d79621RECIPE NAME: af-binderLICENSE: Apache-2.0このように・パッケージ名・バージョン・ライセンスを確認する事が出来ますが、AGLでは1,500~1,600位のソフトウェアが使用されており、license.manifestを確認するのはそれなりに苦労するため、SW360/SPDX Liteを利用して誰でも簡単にAGLのリリースソフトウェアを確認出来るようにしたいと思います…
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July 20, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #8: Compliance @ GitLab – Full Recording

We took a look at how GitLab addresses compliance for this webinar on the 20th of July. Mo Khan, Senior Backend Engineer, explained the approach offered to users and why…
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July 20, 2020 in Featured, News

FOSSology の新しいOSSライセンススキャン 「Atarashi」 調査

はじめに OpenChain Japan WG Advent Calendar 2019 Day18を担当する @K-Hama です.OSSマネジメントプロセスの研究とOSS管理に利用するツールの研究開発が主な仕事ですが,最近はOSS関係のコミュニティ活動も行っています.本日はFossologyプロジェクト1が進めている新しい検索エンジン「Atarashi2」を調べて分かったことを簡単にまとめ,インストール方法までを紹介しようと思います. Fossology とは 最初に簡単にFossologyとは何かを紹介します.Fossologyはソフトウェアを構成するソースコードを分析し,中に含まれているOSSライセンス,コピーライト,ECCなどの情報を検出,リストアップするツールです.Fossologyは The Linux Foundationの傘下プロジェクト主体で開発されていて,Fossology自体もOSSライセンスで利用許諾されているので誰でも自由に無料で利用可能となっています.基本的な使い方や情報は日本語のハンズオン資料がOpenChain Japan3(日本語), FossologyのGithub4で(日本語,英語,ベトナム語)公開されているのでそちらを参考にしてください(日本語の内容はどちらも同じ).また,誰でも無料で参加できるFossologyのイベントが OpenChain Japan WG Tooling Sub-WG 主催で2019年12月20日に東京で開催されます5.(このイベントにはFossologyの主開発者のMichael C. Jaeger さんも来ます).Fossologyに関して他に以下のドキュメントが参考になります. ・Fossologyインストール方法・Fossologyインストール方法 日本語・FOSSology - Install from…
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July 20, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #8 – Compliance @ GitLab – 5pm Pacific, July 20th

We are taking a look at how GitLab addresses compliance for this webinar. Mo Khan, Senior Backend Engineer, will explain the approach offered to users and explain why it works.…
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July 17, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Newsletter #38 Now Available

The latest OpenChain Newsletter is out. Learn about some of the highlights from June in our new 60 second reading format. https://www.openchainproject.org/openchain-newsletter-issue-38 Check Out All Our Previous Newsletters https://www.openchainproject.org/news/newsletter
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July 16, 2020 in Featured, News

Reminder: OpenChain UK Launches on July 23rd

The OpenChain Project UK Work Group is being launched on the 23rd of July at 14:00 BST via a virtual event. This meeting is free and is open to anyone…
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July 13, 2020 in News

富士通のオープンソースへの取り組み

はじめに こんにちは。富士通の青木です。富士通で唯一”オープンソースソフトウェア(OSS)”という名前が付く組織「OSS技術センター」に所属しています。私のプロジェクトでは、社内でのOSS利活用推進全般を実施しています。今日は、OpenChainプロジェクトの活動に至るまでの富士通のOSS専門組織や社内の関連部門とスクラムを組んで歩んできた取り組みについてご紹介します。 富士通のオープンソース専門組織「OSS技術センター」 富士通とOSSとの関わりは、1999年に富士通サーバーのLinuxサポートをスタートし、現在のOSS技術センターの前進組織として2000年1月設立の富士通Linuxセンターが発足しました。 OSS技術センターの発足 ミッションクリティカルな領域でOSSがどんどん使われるようになり、富士通社内でもOSSの重要性が認知されて、お客様の要件や用途に合わせた適材適所なオープン技術の選択によってお客様の新たな価値を創造していくことを目指して2005年11月に専門組織「OSS技術センター」が組織化されました。 OSSの選定や技術支援など富士通のフィールドと一体となった活動には多くの実績がありますが、ここ3年ほどはOSSのライセンスリスクや技術リスクなどをお客様自身が課題ととらえて、様々な相談が寄せられるようになってきています。 社内でのOSSコンプライアンス活動 社内では、ツールを利用したOSSの混入チェックや、ライセンスポリシーを自動判定、さらにBOM管理を実施して、脆弱性を通知するサービスを開発部門へ提供し、OSSのライフサイクルマネージメントを実現しています。主に実施していること・利用しているOSSの見える化。・製品で利用しているOSSコンポーネントとライセンス情報や脆弱性情報との紐付け。・会社として問題ないと判断したソフトウェア/バージョン/ライセンスのリスト化と判定。・工程ごとの承認の仕組みとエビデンスを導入。(ワークフロー機能) 社内プロセスの整備 上記の仕組みを確立するまでは、長い時間をかけ、知財部門、品証部門、もちろん開発部門も巻き込んで、社内でライセンスを正しく守りつつOSSを利用するための枠組みを整理しました。知財部門が中心となって、OSS利活用ガイドを作成しルールとプロセスを定め、全社規格や部門規格にOSSの規定を盛り込んでいます。 富士通では、適用領域が多岐にわたることもあり、複数の部門横断の体制を組み総合力を活かしてOSSの活用を推進しています。 OSSの利用拡大と全社教育 OSSがOSの模倣や商用製品の代替と呼ばれていた時代から変化し、AIなどをはじめとするデファクト技術がOSSから生まれるようになり、我々の業務もかなり変化をしていると感じます。少し前までは開発に携わるキーマンがOSSのライセンスについて熟知していればよかったところ、今や調達部門や営業部門などもOSSに対する知識を身に着けていく必要があると感じています。そこで従来は、開発部門に向けた集合教育やe-learningをメインに実施していましたが、2年前に全社員を対象にしたリテラシー教育を新規に作成し、e-learningでいつでもだれでも受講できるようにしています。どちらかというと、OSSのライセンスの話や義務履行の話が多いため、今はOSSのコントリビューションの教育を整備しているところです。 OpenChainプロジェクトとの関わり 2017年12月のJapan WG発足時に、トヨタさん、日立さん、SONYさん達と富士通の知財部門や組込みLinuxの開発部門がOpenChainの日本の活動を盛り上げようと参加しています。サブWGのFAQ, ライセンス情報, Planning, Promotionなどなどで10名ほどが活動しています。富士通では、グループ会社を含む全社活動のOSS利活用WGにてその活動報告を共有し、仲間づくりを進めつつ、もっともっと参加していくべきということで、2019年2月にplatinumメンバーになりました。今年度は、社内でも全社員に向けたメールマガジンで、OpenChainの紹介をしたり、Japan WGの本会合を社内で開いたりして、今まで興味をもっていなかった営業部門ほか関係部門の方々にも活動をアピールしています。 SPEC2.0 認証 2019年11月に富士通は自己認証を取得しました。もともと整備してきたOSSの全社規格や部門規格をあらためて見直し、OpenChain仕様にそって改善を加え、知財部門、OSS技術センター、開発部門(組み込みLinux開発部門・ソフトウェア事業部門)と大きな組織で教育展開を一斉に実施し、認証を取得しました。これは、従来のプロセスやルールを振り返るとても有意義な取り組みで、教育の再実施により、デファクトスタンダードとなる仕様と自分たちの実践活動を紐づけができた、とてもいい機会となりました。今後も継続して仕様に準拠して取り組んでいきたいと思います。 OSPOとして OSS技術センターが富士通のOpen Source Program Officeとして社内外から認知されて相談に乗れるように、今後も専門組織として取り組んでいきます。また、富士通はグローバルカンパニーとして、富士通の北米、欧州、アジア部門とも連携してOpenChainの取り組みをはじめ、連携しながら活動していきます。 今後は、社内実践で培ったノウハウをお客様やパートナー様へ向け提供し、OpenChainプロジェクトやオープンソースへの貢献を実施していきたいと思います。…
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July 9, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Welcomes BMW CarIT GmbH As The Latest Platinum Member

The OpenChain Project welcomes BMW CarIT GmbH as our 20th Platinum Member. BMW CarIT GmbH joins the governing board of the project ahead of our expected completion of the ISO…
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July 8, 2020 in Featured, News

Siemens Healthineers Announces OpenChain Conformance

Today Siemens Healthineers announces an OpenChain Conformant compliance program, joining a widening community of organizations from all industrial sectors. Siemens Healthineers is the first company specialized in medical technology to…
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July 8, 2020 in Featured, News

The OpenChain Project in 2H 2020

The OpenChain Project had an exceptionally busy first half of 2020. From conformance to membership announcements, from reference material releases to taking the final steps in our ISO submission, the…
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July 8, 2020 in News

OpenChain Partner Call – First Monday July – Recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3MCBtxCnYE&feature=youtu.be
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July 8, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #7 – Lessons Learned + Future Leaders – Recording and Slides

On Monday the 6th of July at 9am Pacific (Monday midnight Beijing/Taipei, 1am Seoul/Tokyo) we held our seventh webinar. It covered two strategic topics. VM (Vicky) Brasseur opened with a…
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July 6, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain – The OSS Compliance Survey

Our wonderful OpenChain Japan Work Group is running a global survey in English covering open source compliance in business environments. Please assist in our ongoing mission to lock down real-world data…
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July 6, 2020 in Featured, News

オリンパスとOpenChainとの関わり

オリンパスの小泉です。弊社と OpenChain との関わりについて書いていきます。 OpenChain Japan Work Group ではライセンス情報(6日参照)、教育(7日参照)、Plannning(9日参照)(、Promotionはメンバー扱いになっている?なってない?)の各サブグループで活動しています。 おことわり内容は全然技術っぽくありません。が、技術者にとってもOSSライセンスのコンプライアンスは大事だよ、ということで消されないことを祈っています。 会社紹介 皆さんがオリンパスと聞いてまず思い浮かぶものは何でしょう。カメラでしょうか。確かに弊社のPenを持ち歩いている女性をよく見かけるような気がします。ICレコーダーでしょうか。よく記者が政治家に一斉に向けていたりするあれです。実は弊社は、このアドベントカレンダーにも書いている(であろう)他社さんを押さえてシェアNo1だったりします。流石にそういう人はいないと思いますが、「最新科学で名画の秘密に迫る」とかいう場合にも実は弊社の製品が使われていたりします。蛍光X線分析装置ですね。が、おそらく皆さんが一番目にしているのは、内視鏡(「胃カメラ」と言われることも)でしょう。(胃カメラだから「口にしている」と言うべきでしょうか。でも大腸内視鏡というのもありますよ!)世界シェアの約7割を占めています。以上のように、一言でくくるのは難しいものを作っている会社です。 第三者認証を取得されている日立製作所さんの直後に書くのは、なんだか少しはずかしいのですが(と思ったら、直前は日立製作所さんではなくなっているようですね。順番の入れ替えがあった模様です。)、オリンパスは OpenChain の認証は(今のところ)まったく取っていません。 自己紹介 オリンパスグループ全体のOSSに関する事項全般を取り扱っています。ベンチャー企業で10年近くフィーチャーフォン向けの組込みソフトウェアの開発に携わった後、2010年12月より(実質的に)現職です。 好きなライセンスはPostgreSQLのライセンスです。なぜなら、日本語参考訳を大きく見直したのが私ですから。 OSSライセンスコンプライアンスの取り組み 10年近く前、オリンパスグループ内でOSSライセンス違反に繋がりかねないヒヤリ・ハットが発生しました。具体的には、ソフトウェアベンダーがオリンパスに納入してきたソフトウェアにOSSが含まれていることに、そのソフトウェアを組み込んだ製品の出荷直前になって気付いた、というものです。それをきっかけに、- (意図的な)OSS利用時の確実なライセンス対応- 意図しないOSSの混入防止をオリンパスグループとして徹底する仕組みを構築することになりました。会社で仕組みと言えば、以下の3つがいわゆる「3種の神器」ではないかと思います。- 体制- プロセス- ツールや教育弊社もその例に漏れず、グループ全体に渡る体制、プロセスを構築し、ツールを導入し、教育を実施してきました。それぞれここで詳しく述べられれば良いのですが、図入りの詳細をMarkdownで書くのはちょっと大変なので、申し訳ないですが割愛します。詳しく知りたい方は、例えばOSAKA NDS Embedded Linux Cross Forum #9に添付された資料を見てください。この辺りの話はよくセミナーで話していますので、私から話を直接聞ける機会もあるのではと思います。…
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July 3, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #7 – Lessons Learned + Future Leaders – 9am Pacific, Monday 6th of July

This Monday at 9am Pacific (Monday midnight Beijing/Taipei, 1am Seoul/Tokyo) we will hold our seventh webinar. We will cover two strategic topics. VM (Vicky) Brasseur will open with a discussion…
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July 2, 2020 in Featured, News

credativ Announces OpenChain 2.0 Conformance

credativ, a leading open source support and services provider, announces OpenChain 2.0 conformance. credativ was an early adopter of the industry standard for open source compliance, and the adoption of…
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July 2, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain @ OSS North America Virtual Event – OpenChain Mini-Summit – July 2rd – Recording

The OpenChain Project held a mini-summit adjacent to Open Source Summit North America. Here is the recording of our event. https://youtu.be/FqkB5eayVl0
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July 1, 2020 in News

OpenChain @ OSS North America Virtual Event – Open Source in ISO: Building the First LF Standard in Fourteen Years and What It Means for You – July 1st – Slides

OpenChain @ OSS North America Virtual Event - Open Source in ISO: Building the First LF Standard in Fourteen Years and What It Means for You - July 1st https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/open-source-in-iso-building-the-first-lf-standard-in-fourteen-years-and-what-it-means-for-you
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July 1, 2020 in News

CP1 Associates is the Latest OpenChain Conformant Organization

CP1 Associates is the latest OpenChain Conformant organization. This is a UK-based company with an extensive history in the use of open source. “CP1 provides consultancy and CIO services to…
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July 1, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain @ OSS North America Virtual Event – Open Source in ISO: Building the First LF Standard in Fourteen Years and What It Means for You – July 1st

On the 1st of July at 4:05pm Central Time Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager will deliver a talk entitled 'Open Source in ISO: Building the First LF Standard in Fourteen…
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June 30, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain @ OSS North America Virtual Event – OSS Supply Chain at Scale – June 29th

Tan Zhongyi (Jerry Tan) delivered a talk entitled 'Building a Secure, Efficient, Compliance OSS Supplychain at Scale,' covering how to address issues like supporting 10,000+ engineers to fix issues across…
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June 30, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain UK Work Group Launches on July 23rd

The OpenChain Work Group is being launched in the UK with its first meeting taking place virtually on 23 July from 14:00 – 17:00 BST. Curated by OpenChain partners Orcro Limited with…
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June 30, 2020 in Featured, News

Swedsoft Industrial Open Source Network Webinar on OpenChain – Full Recording

On June 3rd Swedsoft's Industrial Open Source Network held a webinar on Linux Foundation’s OpenChain Project, a project that defines the key requirements of a quality Open Source Compliance Program. During…
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June 29, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Germany Meeting #2 – June 2020 – Recording and Slides

The second meeting of the OpenChain Germany Work Group took place on the 26th of June. You can catch up with our discussion and the slides used during the event…
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June 29, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Specification Bi-Weekly Call #2 – Fourth Monday June 2020 – Full Recording

The full recording of the 2nd OpenChain Specification bi-weekly call is now available. This call went over the general parameters of the editing process for the next generation of the…
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June 29, 2020 in Featured, News

Open Source Compliance のお役立ち情報まとめ・下

はじめに この記事では、Open Source Compliance に取り組む上で、役に立った情報や、役に立つよと紹介頂いた情報をまとめます。この記事にあるものだけが全てではありませんが、いくらかでもお役に立てば幸いです。なお、本稿中の OSS はとくに断りがなければ Open Source Software を意味します。 この記事は全体で上下2部構成になっています。 Open Source Compliance のお役立ち情報まとめ・上 (前の記事)  Open Source & ComplianceOpen Source SoftwareOpen Source Software Licenseツールなど Open Source Compliance のお役立ち情報まとめ・下…
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June 28, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group – Meeting #17 – Full Recording

The OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group held its 17th meeting on the 17th of June. You can find the recordings of the morning and the afternoon sessions as well as…
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June 25, 2020 in Featured, News

Guest Blog – OpenChain: Open Source Compliance Comes of Age In the Supply Chain

ISO Standard Imminent This is a guest post from Matthew Jacobs, Esq., Director, Legal Counsel at Synopsys Software Integrity Group. The views in this guest post are those of the…
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June 24, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinars # 5 & 6 – Survey Results

We had five speakers over two events covering a range of global and regional topics: Let's start with overall satisfaction, 1 being satisfied and 5 being extremely satisfied: Let's dive…
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June 22, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar 6: OpenChain China, Japan, Korea – a discussion on community building – Full Recording

On June 15th OpenChain held its sixth webinar. The topic was "OpenChain China, Japan, Korea - a discussion on community building” featuring short interviews with Jerry (China), Haksung (Korea) and…
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June 22, 2020 in Featured, News

Open Source Compliance のお役立ち情報まとめ・上

はじめに この記事では、Open Source Compliance に取り組む上で、役に立った情報や、役に立つよと紹介頂いた情報をまとめます。この記事にあるものが全てではありませんが、いくらかでもお役に立てば幸いです。なお、本稿中の OSS はとくに断りがなければ Open Source Software を意味します。 この記事は全体で上下2部構成になっています。 Open Source Compliance のお役立ち情報まとめ・上 (この記事)  Open Source & ComplianceOpen Source SoftwareOpen Source Software Licenseツールなど Open Source Compliance のお役立ち情報まとめ・下…
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June 19, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Japan Work Group – 15th Meeting (2nd Virtual) – Recording

The OpenChain Japan Work Group hosted its 15th meeting (2nd virtual) at 2pm local time on the 18th of June. The majority of the meeting was held in Japanese but…
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June 18, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain China Work Group – 4th Meeting – Recording

The OpenChain China Work Group held its fourth meeting on the 17th of June. This meeting covered two topics Agenda A briefing on Patrick McHardy and related activities in 2020…
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June 15, 2020 in Featured, News

Automotive WGについて

You can access the English summary in the lower part of the page. はじめに こんにちは。本日はJapan WGと同じくOpenChainのWork Groupの一つであるAutomotive WGをご紹介します。Japan WGは国別のWork Groupであるのに対し、Automotive WGは産業別のインターナショナルなWork Groupになります。 自己紹介 本日の担当させて頂く遠藤雅人です。Japan WGには設立時から参加させて頂いているほか、Promotion SWGのリーダーとして今回のアドベンドカレンダー企画のサポートもさせて頂いています。本年7月には、本日ご紹介するOpenChain Automotive WGを立ち上げ、OpenChain Project全体のAutomotive Chairを拝命しております。趣味は旅行、ガジェット、スポーツ観戦(主にサッカー)です。…
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June 15, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar 6: OpenChain China, Japan, Korea – a discussion on community building – 5pm Pacific, Monday 15th June

This Monday at 5pm Pacific (Tuesday 8am Beijing, 9am Seoul, Tokyo) we will hold our sixth webinar. The topic will be "OpenChain China, Japan, Korea - a discussion on community…
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June 12, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Japan Work Group – 15th Meeting (2nd Virtual) – June 18th @ 2pm Local Time

The OpenChain Japan Work Group will host its 15th meeting (2nd virtual) at 2pm local time on the 18th of June. Everyone is welcome to attend. The majority of the…
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June 12, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain China Work Group – 4th Meeting – June 17th @ 3pm Local Time

The OpenChain China Work Group will host its fourth meeting at 3pm Beijing time on the 17th of June. This meeting will feature three guest speakers. Agenda Armijn Hemel will…
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June 11, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Korea Work Group – 6th Meeting – June 16th @ 2pm Local Time

The OpenChain Korea Work Group will hold its 6th meeting via UberConference on the 16th of June at 2pm Seoul time. This event will be held in the Korean language…
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June 10, 2020 in News

Latest OpenChain Overview Slides Now Available – Speaker Notes Embedded

A *lot* of people in our community are speaking about OpenChain at meetings, events and through social media. To help with their communication the OpenChain Project publishes a regularly updated…
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June 10, 2020 in Featured, News

Numbers Announces An OpenChain Conformant Program

Numbers, a company based in Taiwan with a mission to create an open, transparent and traceable data system, is the latest organization to announce an OpenChain conformant program. This is…
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June 10, 2020 in Featured, News

Civil Infrastructure and OpenChain @ HKOSCon 2020, 13th June

On the 13th of June at 15:00 local time, SZ Lin, the OpenChain Project governing board member for MOXA, will deliver a talk at HKOSCon 2020 about how Civil Infrastructure…
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June 9, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain at ISO WG21 2020 Plenary – 9th June

The OpenChain Project and its collaboration with the Joint Development Foundation was explored during a session at the ISO WG21 2020 Plenary on the 9th of June. Shane Coughlan, OpenChain…
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June 8, 2020 in Featured, News

OSSの特許侵害リスクと、その解決に向けたコミュニティによる取り組み

はじめに OpenChain Japan WGのアドベントカレンダー、本日は13記事目になります。本アドベントカレンダーは、OSSコンプライアンスに関わる取り組み「OpenChain」プロジェクトの日本ワーキンググループのメンバーが日替わりで記事を書いています。 参考:FacebookやGoogleも参加するOSSコンプライアンスのプロジェクト、「OpenChain」とは 今回は「OSSの利用に伴う特許侵害リスク」について書いてみたいと思います。(セキュリティの話も一緒に書こうと思ったんですが構成がうまくまとまらず…今回は特許の話に特化して書かせていただきます) 自己紹介 国内外のIT関連分野について、特許や現地メディアを通じて技術動向の調査をしたり、それらをまとめた記事を書いたりしています。 twitter:テクノ大仏ブログ:中国ITの森 OpenChain Japanは2019年夏に存在を知って、全体会合に一度参加しただけのまだまだ初心者です。OpenChain Japanでは、OpenChainやOSSコンプライアンスの普及を担うPromotionグループに参加しています。 OSSと特許権侵害 あるOSSが第三者の特許権を侵害している場合、OSSの提供元だけでなくそのOSSを利用した製品やサービスも特許権侵害の対象となります。つまり、損害賠償金を請求されたり、特許ライセンス費用を要求されたりする可能性があります。 過去には、スマホ用OSとしてOSSの代表格であるAndroidが特許権侵害をしているとして、提供元のGoogleだけでなくAndroidスマホの開発企業が訴えられる事例も発生しています。 Microsoft、Android端末の特許侵害でMotorolaを提訴 Android関連の特許訴訟が相次いだGoogleは、上記ニュースでも話題になっているモトローラを買収。その後、多くの特許を保有したまま携帯事業部門を中国・レノボに売却したことから、訴訟に耐えうる特許取得が目的の企業買収と話題になりました。 ・モトローラ買収とグーグルの法的戦略の方向性--特許ポートフォリオ強化に至る背景 OSSの特許リスクを解消するためのコミュニティ・OIN(Open Invention Network) 特許によってOSSの円滑な利用が阻害される状況を懸念して、その問題を解決しようとするコミュニティ活動も同時に始まりました。今回はその1つとして「Open Invention Network(OIN)」およびその関連組織である「Linux Defenders」の活動を紹介します。 オープンイノベーション促進のための新たな知財課題 より引用 OINは「OSSに関する特許のクロスライセンス」を促進するコミュニティ活動です。 OINはLinuxに関連する特許を保有し、「Linux関連技術を利用する企業に特許訴訟を行わないこと(自社特許を開放すること)」に同意した参加企業に対して無償でライセンス提供を行います。2018年にはマイクロソフトがOINに参加、OSSと特許訴訟を巡る状況の1つの転換点となりました。 マイクロソフト、オープンソース特許ネットワーク(OIN)に加盟、特許6万件を開放 さらに、OSSに関して不当な特許が発生するリスクを減らすべく、OINの下部組織として「Linux…
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June 3, 2020 in Featured, News

Fujitsu Attains Second OpenChain Conformant Program

Fujitsu, an OpenChain Platinum Member, is the first organization to attain two OpenChain 2.0 conformant programs. Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full…
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June 3, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group – Meeting #16 – Full Recording

The OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group held its 16th meeting on the 3rd of June. You can find the recording of the session as well as the presentation slides here:…
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June 2, 2020 in Featured, News

Cisco Systems, Inc. Announces OpenChain Conformance

Cisco Systems, Inc (Cisco), a Platinum Member of the OpenChain Project, today announces conformance with the industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain. As a founding member…
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June 2, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar Condensed #1 – Build Instructions

The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. To supplement these webinars we…
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June 2, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #5: Software Heritage + Making Compliance Scalable in a Container World – Full Recording

The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. We held our fifth meeting…
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June 1, 2020 in Featured, News

OSS管理のベストプラクティス&OSS管理ツールの選び方

はじめに こんにちは。あるいは、はじめまして。二度目ましての方も、おいででしょうかね。オープンソース(OSS)の利活用コンサルをしています、渡邊歩です。好きなOSSライセンスは、Beerware Licenseです。今回は本業のテーマで、「OSS管理のベストプラクティス」の必須要素である「組織」、「ポリシー」、「(正しい)知識」、「ツール」について書かせていただこうと思います。OSSコンプライアンスって何から始めればいいの?OSS管理ツールってたくさんあるけどそれぞれどう違うの?というような方のお役に立てれば幸いです。 組織(Open Source Program Office/OSPO)について Linux Foundation TODOグループのオープンソースプログラムの作成では、OSPOは「オープンソースをサポートし、育成し、共用し、説明し、成長させていくために企業内で中心となる組織」と定義されています。組織、というととても専門的で大規模なものを想像するかもしれませんが、少人数だったり他の業務との兼務だったりと、その形態は企業・組織によって様々です。これまで多くの企業・組織のOSPOの設立をご支援してきた中で、その成立ちを大きく分類すると下図のようになります。どのモデルにもそれぞれメリット・デメリットがありますので、それらを意識しながら推進していくことが重要です。成功するOSPOの共通点というと、必要であれば会社の規則を変えたり製品の出荷を止めたりできるような「権限」があることと、企業・組織としてコンプライアンスを推進するのだという「使命」があることでしょうか。また、ルール主導にならないよう、開発チームと密に連携して無理のないプロセスを構築していくことも、成功の秘訣です。 ポリシーについて OSS管理って何から手をつければ良いんですか?という質問をいただくことがありますが、私はまず「OSSポリシーを作りましょう」とご提案します。OSSポリシーとは、企業または組織がOSSとどのように関わっていくかという指針を定めたもので、様々なシーンで判断をする際の拠り所になります。OSSポリシーにも色々な形式、粒度がありますが、私が一般的におすすめしているのは下記の形式です。ポリシーで定めた内容を詳細化し読み物の形にした「ガイドライン」や、組織のメンバーに理解・浸透させるための「教育資料」の形に転用することもできます。 正しい知識について 今年は、たくさんの会社様からOSS教育のご依頼をいただきました。OSSの活用そのものが増えてきていることに加え、「正しく基礎的な知識を全員が持っていること」が重要視されてきているように思います。OpenChain Japan WGでは、関係する方々全員に正しい理解をしていただくためのリーフレット「オープンソースソフトウェアライセンス遵守のための一般公衆ガイド」を作成しました。(詳しくは12月8日のSat_Uさんの記事をご覧ください!)このガイドは、日本語版が作成された後、英語や中国語などに翻訳されています。海外の取引先にOSSコンプライアンスについて知って貰いたい方は是非この翻訳版のガイドを活用してください。 ツール(OSS管理ツール)について ここでは、ソフトウェアを解析し、内包するOSSを検出するツールのことをOSS管理ツールと呼びます。OSS管理ツールも様々なものがありますよね。結局のところ、どれがいいの?と迷われる方も多いと思いますので、選ぶ際の観点とおすすめツールを纏めてみました。観点その1:OSSを改変して使っているかOSS管理ツールの基本的なアプローチは、解析対象ファイルから算出したハッシュ値と、予め算出して蓄えてあるOSSのハッシュ値とを比較する「ファイルマッチング」という方法です。ほとんどのツールには「あいまいマッチ検出」の機能があるので、軽微な改変であれば検出することができますが、改変の度合いと検出率は相反関係になります。改変されたOSSの検出を可能にするため、いくつかのOSS管理ツールでは「スニペットマッチング」というアプローチをとっています。これは、ファイルの一部分だけが似ているようなOSSを特定することができ、OSSの意図しない混入(コンタミネーション)を検出することができます。as-isのOSSのライブラリを参照しているだけ、というような方であればファイルマッチングができるOSS管理ツールで十分ですし、組込み開発などでOSSの改変が必須の方であれば、スニペットマッチングができるOSS管理ツールを選んでください。このカテゴリのおすすめツール:・Black Duck(ファイルマッチング・スニペットマッチング)・White Source(ファイルマッチング) 観点その2:独自ビルドのバイナリファイルを解析する必要があるかOSSのバイナリファイルをas-isで使用している場合であれば、上述の「ファイルマッチング」でカバーできますが、独自ビルドのバイナリファイルは、ビルド環境やオプション等によりハッシュ値が変わりますので、特別なアプローチが必要です。元にしたソースファイルが手元にある場合はもちろん、ソースファイルを解析すれば良いのですが、外部からの購入品などでバイナリファイルしか手元にない場合もありますので、そのような方は独自ビルドのバイナリファイルを解析する機能を持ったツールを選んでください。このカテゴリのおすすめツール:・Black Duck・Insignary Clarity 観点その3:依存関係の解析取り込んだOSSが更に別のOSSを取り込んでいて、突き詰めていくとGPLライセンスのライブラリが入っていた・・・という「あるある」を経験したことのある方も多いのではないでしょうか。このような「入れ子構造」になっているライセンスのことを「Deep License」と呼びます。このようなDeep Licenseを調べるには、パッケージ毎の依存関係(どのパッケージが、どのパッケージを内包しているか)を調べなければなりません。Deep Licenseを詳しく調べたい方は、パッケージマネージャの依存関係を示すファイルを解析しパッケージの依存関係を可視化してくれる機能を持ったツールを選んでください。このカテゴリのおすすめツール:・FOSSA 明日のテーマは・・・ 明日の担当は、tech_nomad_さん。「OSSと特許侵害」という、とても気になる!でも難しくて解らない!というテーマを語ってくださいます。控えめに言ってもめっちゃためになります。明日もお楽しみに!! お役立ちリンク…
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May 31, 2020 in News

OpenChain Webinar #5: Software Heritage + Making Compliance Scalable in a Container World – Coming June 1st @ 9am Pacific

The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. We hold our fifth meeting…
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May 28, 2020 in Featured, News

M&A and OpenChain – OpenUK Webinar – 29th May – Noon UK Time

Andrew Katz, Managing Partner at Moorcrofts and CEO of Orcro (both OpenChain partners), will lead an OpenUK webinar on the topic of OpenChain in M&A. This issue is increasingly important…
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May 26, 2020 in Featured, News

OPPO Is Now An OpenChain Platinum Member

MAY 27, SAN FRANCISCO - Today the OpenChain Project is delighted to announce OPPO as our latest Platinum Member. As a Platinum Member of the project OPPO will provide strategic…
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May 25, 2020 in Featured, News

Yocto環境にmeta-spdxscannerを適用し、SPDX出力環境を構築する(fossdriver利用編)

  はじめに OSSライセンス スキャナーであるFOSSologyを利用すると、OSSパッケージ毎のソース コード解析→SPDXファイルの出力が可能です。しかし、ソース コードをパッケージ毎にWeb UIからFOSSologyへ送るのは手間がかかるため、meta-spdxscannerを利用して、Yoctoでビルドしながら、FOSSologyへソース コードを送信、解析、SPDXファイルを出力する環境の構築方法をまとめてみました。 今回、構築する環境は、以下のような感じです。 ホスト環境は、Ubuntu 18.04やAWS(Amazon Linux)など、dockerが使えれば何でもよいです。青枠がdockerコンテナです。FOSSologyやYoctoビルド環境をdockerコンテナで構築し、Yoctoビルド環境のdocker上にFOSSologyとアクセスするためのfossdriverをインストールします。※FOSSologyやYoctoビルド環境についての説明は割愛します。 FOSSology環境の構築 FOSSology のdockerイメージを取得します。最新版は3.6.0版ですが、fossdriver経由で動作しないので、3.5.0版を取得します。追記:fossdriverが、FOSSology-3.6.0に対応したようです。(https://github.com/fossology/fossdriver/commit/efbbd51ae407e78cd8f969b2cdc3c243b31ade2a) $ sudo docker pull fossology/fossology:3.5.0 FOSSology dockerを起動します。 $ sudo docker run -d -p 8081:80 --name…
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May 21, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #4: Unpacking SPDX 2 2 + SPDX Lite – Full Recording

The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. We held our fourth meeting…
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May 21, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenUK Webinar: Intro to OpenChain Compliance – May 22nd at 12pm UK Time (GMT+1)

Sami Atabani, one of the founders of the OpenChain Project and our board member from Arm, will provide a webinar to the OpenUK Future Leaders' Training series on OpenChain compliance.…
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May 20, 2020 in Featured, News

Joint Development Foundation recognized as an ISO/IEC JTC 1 PAS submitter and submits OpenChain for international review

In the last few days Linux Foundation has publicly announced Joint Development Foundation (JDF) as an ISO/IEC JTC 1 PAS submitter and provided more information on how JDF will support OpenChain…
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May 20, 2020 in Featured, News

Japan WG全体会合について

English translation throughout by Fukuchi San. Thank you Fukuchi San! Introduction 本日はOpenChain Japan Workgroupで開催している全体会合について紹介します。私は、Planning subgroupのリーダーを担当している福地と申します。Planning subgroupは毎回全体会合を企画しています。 My name is Hiro Fukuchi, I am the leader of the planning subgroup. This…
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May 18, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #4: Unpacking SPDX 2.2 + SPDX Lite – Coming May 18th

The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. We hold our fourth meeting…
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May 15, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group – Meeting #15 – Full Recording

The OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group held its 15th meeting on the 13th of May. This meeting covered general updates in the tooling space and a deep dive into TERN…
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May 12, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar 3 – Presentation Slides

OpenChain Webinar 3 was held on the First Monday of May 2020 and featured talks on contribution policies, M&A and due diligence. View the Webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBSWHeOGEEg The speakers have made…
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May 11, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Introduction @ NTIA Software Bill of Materials Framing Group

The OpenChain Project was introduced by Shane Coughlan, General Manager at the latest NTIA Software Bill of Materials Framing Group meeting. The OpenChain industry standard provides a framework for companies…
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May 11, 2020 in News

OpenChain Japan WG「役割ごとの教育資料」SWGのご紹介

  株式会社日立製作所 岩田吉隆 はじめに 今回は、OpenChain Japan WG「役割ごとの教育資料」SWGについて紹介します。 活動概要 メンバ ソニー、オリンパス、日立(リーダ) 活動状況 F2F会議での検討、作業(現在まで9回開催)Japan WG会議での報告(第7回~第11回)Planning SWG他での共通教育資料案のレビューGitHubでの検討資料公開 検討資料 資料案 OSSのコンプライアンスにかかる教育の状況 先ず、コンプライアンスにかかる教育の状況について議論しました。 a. OpenChain設立前から、OSSに関する教育を実施している会社もある。b. これから、教育を実施する会社は、どういう教育内容、対象者からスタートすべきか、検討が必要。c. 会社毎のビジネス形態により、 OSSに関わる必要なビジネスフローは異なる。d. OSSに関わる上で、役割ごとに本当に必要最小限な教育観点は異なっている。e. Curriculum※ を全て教育内容に盛り込むと、分量が多すぎる。f. Specification※, Curriculumとの整合性も考慮が必要。 (※:SpecificationはOpenChainの一連の要件を定義している仕様書、CurriculumはOpenChainのSpecificationを下支えするトレーニング教材) 進め方の方針…
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May 7, 2020 in Featured, News

A Brief Introduction to OpenChain – May 2020

OpenChain provides introduction slides to help individuals and organizations understand our mission and goal. These slides include speaker notes to help our community present to interested parties. The latest version…
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May 7, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Next Generation Specification – Editing Kick Off

https://youtu.be/mHYRebg9MEo
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May 7, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #3 – Video Recording

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBSWHeOGEEg The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. We held our third…
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May 7, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain First Monday Partner Call – May 2020 – Video Minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePTUx9IH57Q
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May 4, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain and Procurement Departments – Call for Comments and Suggestions

We have had some great feedback on the procurement document. Before we head into release I want to put out a final call for comments and suggestions. We close this…
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May 4, 2020 in Featured, News

製品開発サプライチェーンでのライセンス情報授受の仕組みに関わる、「組織間のライセンス情報授受」サブグループの活動ご紹介

ルネサスエレクトロニクス(株)の伊藤と申します。製品開発サプライチェーンでのライセンス情報授受の仕組みに関わる、「組織間のライセンス情報授受」サブグループの活動を紹介いたします。 なんのための活動? 組織・企業間でライセンス情報を正しく伝えるために 製品開発やサービスを行うために、ソフトウェアを開発する場合、ソフトウェアを部品(パッケージ・モジュール)単位で開発を分担することが一般的です。 個別のソフトウェア開発元・コミュニティ → 複数のソフトウェアを取りまとめてパッケージする企業・組織 → 仕様を決め、全体をまとめ、一まとまりの製品として開発する企業 → 製品要件などを決め、実際に顧客へと販売する企業、と企業・組織間のサプライチェーンに沿って、製品を構成するハードウェアに付随するソフトウェアを基盤に開発すること、市販されているソフトウェアをサービスの一部に組み入れること、目的に合わせたソフトウェアをその分野に強い企業・組織に個別に開発してもらう、などと、ソフトウェアは渡っていきます。 それら企業・組織間で授受されるソフトウェアには、必ずライセンスの条件など、付随する情報が伴います。 特にオープン ソース ソフトウェア(OSS)が含まれる場合、組織間の明示的な委託・受託契約で定義されるライセンス条件に加えて、OSSの配布に伴い提供すべき各種情報、その他のソフトウェア パッケージに関わるライセンス条件などを示す情報を、ソフトウェアと一緒に引き渡し、遵守する必要があります。 OSSのライセンスを遵守するためには、これらサプライチェーン上に位置する全ての企業が正確なライセンス情報を提供することが必要になります。サプライチェーン上で1社でもライセンス情報の提供を正確に提供することができないと、その企業より下流にある企業全てがOSSライセンスを遵守できなくなります。OSSのサプライチェーンに関係する担当者全員が理解して正確に作業することによって、適切にOSSの各ライセンスの条件を遵守することが可能になります。 このサブグループでは、「サプライチェーン上に位置する全ての企業が正確なライセンス情報を提供する」ための仕組み・ガイドを作成し、全ての企業・組織、そしてコミュニティが容易にOSSライセンスの遵守できることを目的に活動しています。 活動方針 業界標準のフォーマットを用いたライセンス情報の伝達と、より簡便な方法の提案 このサブグループは、ライセンス情報をあつかう上で、業界でも知られている標準的な手段の活用と、さらに、その手段への改善提案を行うことを、基本方針として活動しています。 ライセンス情報を扱うためのプロジェクトとして、Linux Foundation傘下にSoftware Package Data Exchange Workgroup (SPDX)があります。 SPDX Workgroupは、SPDXフォーマットを定義しており(本稿記載時点での最新版は、SPDX Specification…
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April 29, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Japan Virtual All Member Meeting #1: Reports from Six Sub-Groups – April 23rd 2020

The full recording of the Virtual All Member Meeting #1 is now available (Japanese language). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFi-c8FQbuQ&t=1s
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April 27, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Japan WG Tooling Sub-WGの活動について

Tooling SWGとは (Japan WG Tooling Sub WGという名前は長いので、この記事ではTSWGとします)OpenChain Japan WGでは、さまざまな活動が行われていますが、TSWGの目的は、OSSコンプライアンスのための活用できるツールの情報を「(できるだけ)日本語で紹介」して「ツールを使いたい人のハードルが下がると良いな」という気持ちで活動しているWGです。2019年3月から活動しています。 なぜツールが重要か? OSSコンプライアンスを一言で説明すると、「OSSライセンスを守って正しく使う」ということになります(リスク云々の話はあえてしません)。そのためには、OSSの入手、利用(開発)、成果物リリース、運用・保守までの一連のプロセスで、OSSライセンスを意識しなければなりません。各プロセスですべきことを簡単にまとめると、次のようになります。 手順やること入手OSSライセンスや著作者などを確認利用独自実装部分とOSS、OSS間の依存関係でライセンスの矛盾がないか等を確認リリース利用したOSSを記録し、提供する各種ドキュメントやソースコードを用意保守問い合わせに対応。脆弱性などの不具合への対応 これらの作業を手作業で行うのは、次のような理由でとても大変です。 OSSライセンスの種類が多数ある組み合わせることができないOSSライセンスの組合せが存在する一つのOSSのソースコード群が必ず一つのOSSライセンスに対応するとは限らない ツールを上手く活用することで、OSSライセンスの確認や、管理の手間を大幅に削減することが可能となります。また、ツールのアウトプットを標準的な形(例:SPDX)で蓄積することで、ツール間の情報流通を簡単に行うことができるというメリットもあり、結果としてOSS活用のハードルが下がる可能性もあります。 TSWGができた訳 OSSコンプライアンスのためのツールは多数ありますが、それらツールに関する情報のほとんどは英語で記述されており、日本語で気軽に情報交換できる場がありませんでした。とはいえ、日本にも海外の開発者と一緒にツールに関する活動に関わっている人もそれなりにいるため、「日本でOSSコンプライアンスのツールを活用しやすくする目的のために、最先端のツール開発状況や利用方法について、気軽に情報交換できる場を作ろう」というモチベーションで始まったのがTSWGです。 TSWGの活動内容 TSWGの活動の主軸は、「参加メンバ間でツールに関して議論する」です。その活動の成果として、次のようなものを想定しています。 ツールに関する入手可能な情報をまとめるツール紹介セミナー開催情報の流通過程とツールのマッピング作成不足部分(機能)の明確化ツールが管理するデータ流通手段の検討関連コミュニティへの参加と提案OpenChain本体のReference Tooling WGSPDX活動に賛同するメンバ拡大のためのプロモーション 今までの活動 TSWGは、現在2ヶ月に1回くらいのペースでF2Fミーティングを開催してます。今までに開催したF2Fミーティングでは、次のような情報共有や報告がありました。 回 内容第1回今後の活動方針について議論第2回SPDX Toolsの紹介、SW360の紹介第3回OpenChain仕様を考慮したSW360運用、ClearlyDefinedプロジェクトの紹介、FOSSologyのCLIとREST APIの利用方法紹介第4回OSS読み解きについて、tl;trの紹介、OpenChain Reference Tooling WG立ち上げについて、Open…
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April 27, 2020 in Featured, News

Osborne Clarke is the Latest OpenChain Partner

SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 27, 2020 – The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Osborne Clarke is our latest partner organization. Osborne Clarke is an international legal practice with offices…
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April 23, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #3: Contribution Policies + OpenChain in M&A – Coming May 4th

The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. We hold our third meeting…
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April 22, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #2 – China Update + Facebook Case Study – Full Recording

The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. You can join us every…
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April 20, 2020 in Featured, News

OSSライセンスに関するFAQサブグループのご紹介

こんにちは。富士通株式会社の大内です。Advent Calendar 4日目は、FAQサブグループの活動を紹介します。 活動成果  FAQサブグループでは、「OSSライセンス関連でよくある誤解」というタイトルのFAQを作成して公開しています。今年の7月に公開したバージョン3では、20個のQAを掲載しています。 下記URLの「成果物 / Outcomes」から「FAQ」をご参照ください。  https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/openchain/jwg_outcomes_page  今回は、このサブグループを立ち上げたきっかけや、活動内容を紹介したいと思います。 きっかけ  私は知財部門に所属しており、OSSに関しては、ライセンス条件を遵守するためのガイドラインや教材等を作成して、社内の開発部門を支援しています。  ある時、1年間程、一緒に活動していたプロジェクトの営業さんと、立ち話しでライセンスのことを話していたところ、「製品の使用許諾書には、改変したり、配布したりしてはいけないって書いてあるからできないけど、OSSは禁止って書いてないから、自由に改変したり、配布したりできるってことですよね。」と言われました。  「エッ!、そこが分かってなかったの?」 「禁止って書いてなくても、やっていいって書いてなかったら、改変したり、コピーしたものをお客様へ配布したりできないんですよ!!」  インターネットから無償でダウンロードできるソフトウェアには、OSS以外にも様々な条件のものがあるため、著作権の基本事項がきちんと分かっていないと間違いを起こしてしまいます。 社内教育では著作権の基本事項を説明していますが、技術者の中にも、OSSを利用する際、著作権がどのような場面で関係してくるのか、きちんと理解できていない人がいるかもしれません。 そこで、社内外のセミナーでよくある質問や、開発者が誤解してそうな内容を簡単にまとめて紹介したら面白いかなと思い、いくつかのQAを作成してみました。  このQAをOpenChain Japan WGの全体会合で紹介したところ、「各社に共通する内容だ!」と共感してもらいました。そしてサブグループを立ち上げてQAを更新、ブラッシュアップしていくことになりました。 2018年10月18日にキックオフを行い、現在、26名が参加しています。 活動方針  QAの作成は、以下の方針としました。  1. 対象者は、著作権やOSSライセンスにあまり詳しくない技術者とする。 2. 各社に共通する一般的な内容を作成する。 3. ビジネスの背景により判断が分かれる内容は記載しない。 4. IPA、SOFTIC、OSSコミュニティ等から関連するドキュメントやサイトが公開されている場合は、本QAでの詳細説明は行わず、参照するドキュメントを記載する。 5. 公開する前に弁護士レビューを受ける。  また、サブグループのメンバーは、様々な会社の人から構成されており、経験しているビジネスも異なるため、本音で会話できるようにChatham House Rule(会話した内容は利用できるが、誰が言ったかは口外しない)を採用することにしました。 FAQフォーマット  技術者は、開発に忙しいですし、法律っぽい解説書にはあまり興味を持ってもらえません。そこで、簡単にポイントが分かるように、QAのフォーマットを以下の構成とし、PowerPointにまとめることにしました。 (1)タイトル (2)質問 (3)はい/いいえの回答 (4)解説  FAQを公開する際のライセンスは、CC0-1.0(パブリックドメイン)ですので、各社が自社のビジネスに合わせて自由に複製、改変して教育等で利用することもできます。…
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April 20, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Japan Work Group – Online Meeting – April 23rd at 1pm Tokyo Time

The OpenChain Japan Work Group will host an online meeting on the 23rd of April. This meeting will feature reports from six of the sub-groups and will have plenty of…
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April 20, 2020 in Featured, News

OSS Engineering Consultants is the Latest OpenChain Partner

SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 20, 2020 – The OpenChain Project is excited to announce OSS Engineering Consultants (OSSEC) as our latest partner organization. A consulting firm based in North America, OSSEC…
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April 17, 2020 in News

OpenChain Webinar # 1 – Survey Results

The first OpenChain Webinar took place on the First Monday of April with talks on Supply Chain Governance and Container Compliance. You can learn more about the specifics of the…
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April 15, 2020 in Featured, News

FOSSID Webinar: OpenChain, Standardization and Real World Deployment – April 29th @ 2pm Pacific

Max Gnipping of FOSSID and Shane Coughlan of OpenChain will co-host a free, interactive webinar to discuss OpenChain, standardization and the path to real world utilization. This is an event…
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April 13, 2020 in News

OpenChain Japan WG 第12回会合 のご案内

はじめに 12/2の今田さんの投稿でもご説明いただいていましたが、OpenChain Japan WGでは2〜3ヶ月ごとに全体会合を開催しています。次回会合は 今月12/19(木)13:30〜18:00 東京のNEC本社ビル(JR田町駅 or 都営三田駅) で開催する予定です。Advent Calendar 3日目は、その全体会合のご案内をさせていただきます。 自己紹介 12/3を担当させていただく島直道です。もともとは組み込みの開発者だったんですが、2010年頃からオープンソースのライセンスやコンプライアンスに関する仕事に携わり、現在は領域を広げてOSSの管理(プロセス・ライセンス遵守/教育・脆弱性対策等)や、OSSの開発関連ツールの普及・展開、OSS活用支援などを担当しています。Japan WG には第3回会合から参加させていただいており、個人的にはつぎでちょうど10回目の参加ということになります。趣味は釣りと料理とクラフトビアと温泉と旅行と野球と鉄道とカメラってとこですね。あとRaspberry Pi Audioも。 OpenChain Japan WG 第12回会合について 第12回会合は内容盛りだくさんで、いつもの会合よりちょっと長めです。ご参加いただく皆さんにとって非常に有用な情報収集・交換の場になることを確信しています。また、Japan WGの発足が2017年の12月なので、ちょうど2周年という記念すべき会合になります。 なお今回の会合は、12/17〜18に品川で開催されるThe Linux Foundation主催のOpen Compliance Summit 2019の翌日ということもあり、ゲストとして海外からもOSSのコンプライアンスに関わっている方にお越しいただき、さらに、一部の方にはご講演いただくことも予定しています。しかもなんと!英語セッションにはJapan WGメンバーの方のご協力による逐次通訳付きです!感謝!! 開催概要 日時:…
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April 9, 2020 in News

OpenChain Reference Training @ United Nations Technology Innovation Labs – April 9th

Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager, will deliver a webinar covering the OpenChain Reference Training slides as part of his contribution to the open source advisory council of UNTIL. This training…
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April 9, 2020 in Featured, News

Siemens Announces OpenChain 2.0 Conformance

Siemens, an OpenChain Platinum Member and pioneer of adoption around our standard, has announced OpenChain 2.0 conformance. This builds on their previous public work in describing their journey and announcing…
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April 8, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group – Meeting #13 – Presentation Slides

The OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group held its 13th meeting on the 8th of April. You can find the recordings of Scot Petersons presentation as well as his presentations slides…
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April 8, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #2: OpenChain in China (Maggie) and OpenChain at Facebook (Michael) – Coming April 20th

The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. We hold our second meeting…
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April 8, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Webinar #1 – Supply Chain Governance + Container Compliance – Full Recording

The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. We kicked off on Monday…
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April 7, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Japan Work Group – Sub-Group Webinar

The OpenChain Japan Work Group's latest event will feature reports from six sub-groups: promotion, FAQ, education, leaflet, licensing and tooling. Everyone is invited. This event will be in Japanese. 場所: Zoom…
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April 6, 2020 in News

OpenChain Webinar #1: Supply Chain Governance (Nikolay ) and Container Compliance (Armijn)

The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. We kick off on Monday…
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April 6, 2020 in News

OpenChain プロジェクトおよび OpenChain Japan WG のご紹介

株式会社日立製作所 今田律夫 はじめに OpenChainプロジェクト は、The Linux Foundation の公式プロジェクトの一つです。今回は、OpenChainプロジェクトおよびOpenChain Japan WGについてご紹介します。 OpenChainプロジェクト オープンソースソフトウェア (以下ではOSSと略します) の活用にあたっては、各ソフトウェアの著作者が定めたライセンスを遵守する必要があります。特に、組織においてOSSを活用する場合、組織に入ってくるOSS (Inbound)、組織から出ていくOSS (Outbound) の両方について適切な管理が行われるよう、管理体制の確立が必要になります。OpenChainプロジェクトは、各組織が組織内に確立すべきOSSコンプライアンスプログラムの要件をOpenChain仕様として定義し、その普及を推進しています。また、OpenChainプロジェクトは、OpenChain仕様のISO規格化を進めています。 OpenChainプロジェクトの会員資格 OpenChainプロジェクトの会員資格には、The Linux Foundationの会員企業が参加できる有償のプラチナ会員と、コミュニティ会員とがあります。プラチナ会員は本稿の執筆時点で、Adobe, ARM, Bosch, Cisco, Comcast, Facebook, 富士通, Google, 日立製作所, Microsoft, パナソニック, Qualcomm,…
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April 3, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Specification 2.0 Available In Russian

The official reference translation of the OpenChain Specification 2.0 is now available in Russian thanks to Denis Dorotenko (Yandex) and Pavel Lugovoy (independent counsel). This marks another important milestone for…
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April 2, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Virtual Meeting Support – Open to All

The OpenChain Project has a global community of organizations working together to make open source compliance faster, easier and more effective. We have local work teams in China, Japan, Korea,…
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April 2, 2020 in Featured, News

The OpenChain Webinars: Bi-Weekly Connections Across The World

Over the last three years the OpenChain Project has held bi-weekly calls on the First Monday (9am Pacific) and Third Monday (5pm Pacific) of each month. These calls have driven…
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April 1, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain in Q2 – Continuing Leadership, Continuing Support

The global lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19 is a unique historical moment. We are seeing both great success and great challenges in addressing this disease, and at all…
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April 1, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Taiwan Work Group Launches New Website!

Access the most comprehensive OpenChain information in Traditional Chinese here. OpenChain 臺灣網站正式上線! https://openchain-project.github.io/OpenChain-TWG/ OpenChain提供一致性方案可以涵蓋單個產品線或整個組織,在開源裡建立信任以構建軟體解決方案。 臺灣網站旨在提供繁體中文的OpenChain相關內容以及活動資訊. 若對網站內容有任何指教, 歡迎各位先進提交修改 https://github.com/OpenChain-Project/OpenChain-TWG Telegram 討論頻道 https://t.me/joinchat/O6BDhVXYm17Bm8_4s-aZIg 訂閱臺灣 OpenChain 官方社群 Mailing List https://lists.openchainproject.org/g/taiwan-wg
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March 31, 2020 in News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group – Next Meeting April 8th at 9am UTC+2

Proposed Agenda 1. Continue on best practices for container compliance   Join The Call Join using the Circuit Desktop App or mobile app:circuit://circuit.siemens.com/guest?token=fbb05519-298c-491e-9aa0-461cc468a867Join using the Circuit web client or mobile…
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March 31, 2020 in News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group – Minutes of the March 25th Meeting

1. NewsOliver informed all that Haksung created an overview about sw360 in Korean language.Further Oliver created a new branch "containers" in our Github repo and provided there the material shown…
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March 31, 2020 in News

OpenChain Korea Work Group Meeting # 5 – Video Minutes – 19th March

The full video minutes of our most recent OpenChain Korea Work Group meeting are now available. This was a virtual meeting due to the COVID-19 situation. Great thanks to all…
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March 29, 2020 in Featured, News

ようこそOpenChain Japan WGへ!

はじめに こんにちは。あるいは、はじめまして。OpenChain Japan WGのアドベントカレンダーへようこそ!私たちOpenChain Japan WGは、OSS(Open Source Software)のコンプライアンスに関する活動をしている日本のコミュニティです。これから25日間にわたって、コミュニティのみんなでたくさんのことをお伝えしていきたいと思います。このアドベントカレンダーを通して、私たちの活動やOSSコンプライアンスの重要性について知っていただくとともに、コミュニティのメンバーについても知っていただき、参加したいなと思っていただけるようになれば幸いです。どうぞよろしくお願いします。 自己紹介 アドベントカレンダーのトップバッターを務めさせていただきます渡邊歩です。OSSの活用に関するコンサルテーションを生業としています。好きなライセンスは、Beerware Licenseです。OSSコンプライアンスについては8年ほどのキャリアになりますが、OSS管理のベストなやり方を提案し、お客様と一緒にOSS管理のプロセスを作りあげていくお仕事をしています。 OpenChainについて OpenChainは、Linux Foundationの公式プロジェクトのひとつで、OSSのライセンスコンプライアンスプログラムを組織が構築するための指針を整備しているプロジェクトです。OpenChainは、ソフトウェアのサプライチェーンの中で活動する人々が各組織内に確立すべきコンプライアンスプログラムの要件を、OpenChain仕様として定義し、各組織がそれらを確立するための支援を行っています。 Japan WGについて OpenChain Japan WGは、日本で活動するOpenChainのワーキンググループで、日本企業ならではの課題や解決策について議論や情報交換を行っています。Japan WGの中には更にPlannning, Tooling, Promotion, FAQ, リーフレット, 教育資料, ライセンス情報など、たくさんのサブワークグループがあり、それぞれが活発に活動しています。このアドベントカレンダーでは、それぞれのサブワークグループのリーダーによる活動報告もありますのでお楽しみに! 我々のまとめ役、Shaneさん OpenChainのゼネラルマネージャーのShane Coughlanさんは、我々のまとめ役として、我々の活動をいつも、温かく応援してくれています。Shaneさんからのコメントを紹介します! The…
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March 29, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group – Activity Epics

Legal Assessor Epic A legal assessor might be a lawyer or a special trained person who cares about licenses which apply to applications that include OSS and/or other third party…
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March 29, 2020 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group: Republishing the Advent Calendar

During the December 2019 period the OpenChain Japan Work Group ran a series of articles covering OpenChain, their work, and what it means to companies. We will be republishing this…
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March 27, 2020 in Featured, News

MOXA ♥ OpenChain – The News in Chinese and Korean

The recent news regarding MOXA's decision to become an OpenChain Platinum Member has spread through Chinese and Korean language media. Naturally these are very important geographic and linguistic areas for…
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March 25, 2020 in News

RFC: Draft Best Practices for License Complaint Containers

OpenChain Project Request for Comments Oliver, chair of our reference tooling work group, has started to draft best practices for license complaint containers. Have some thoughts? Want to help? Engage…
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March 25, 2020 in News

Webinar with GTC Law and FOSSID – Open Source Software and Code Snippets

GTC Law and FOSSID, two official partners of the OpenChain Project, will host a webinar on March 26th 2020 at 9:30 am EST that covers open source software and code…
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March 25, 2020 in News

Open Source For You Magazine Covers OpenChain

Shane Coughlan, General Manager of the Linux Foundation OpenChain Project,  Keith Bergelt, OIN CEO, take a look at open source expectation & Open Source Software (OSS)-related behavior in the supply chain…
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March 25, 2020 in Featured, News

AlektoMetis is the Latest Partner of the OpenChain Project

The founders of AlektoMetis, Prof. Dr. Andreas Bärwald and Nicole Pappler have been closely connected to the OpenChain project for several years. After successfully creating and launching the OpenChain 3rd…
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March 24, 2020 in News

Lex Pan Law and Opsequio are the Latest OpenChain Partners

SAN FRANCISCO MARCH 24, 2020 – Today the OpenChain Project welcomes Lex Pan Law and Opsequio as our latest official partners. Lex Pan Law, a technology law firm based in…
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March 23, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain 2.0 in French

Mieux vaut prévenir que guérir The OpenChain Specification 2.0, the latest version of our industry standard for open source compliance, is now available in French. This official translation provides a…
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March 23, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Korea Work Group Meeting # 5 – Keynote – 19th March

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrYyCx8fuYI The OpenChain Project Korea Work Group held its fifth meeting remotely on the 17th of March. A recording of Shane Coughlan's opening speech is now available in English. While…
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March 23, 2020 in News

OpenChain on GitHub – March 2020

The OpenChain Project has a substantial presence on GitHub. We use our space to store core documents like the project charter and specification, our growing library of reference material under…
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March 17, 2020 in News

Open Compliance Summit 2019 – The Event in Review

The Open Compliance Summit is held annually in Japan. It is an exclusive 2-day event for Linux Foundation members and select invitees that provides an excellent opportunity for organizations to…
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March 17, 2020 in News

OpenChain Partner Call – Mid-March Video Minutes

The video minutes from our latest partner call are available online. Check them out below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4BAmR2uCXw
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March 17, 2020 in News

OpenChain Third Monday Call – March Video Minutes

The video minutes of our latest Third Monday call are available online. Check them out below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGZRgWxknaE
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March 16, 2020 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – Third Monday – March 2020

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 03-16-2020. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_2020-03-16.pdf Watch the video minutes https://https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGZRgWxknaE All OpenChain call outcomes are archived on…
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March 15, 2020 in News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group in 2020

The OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group meets on a bi-weekly schedule via teleconference to discuss one of the most pressing issues around open source compliance: how do we automate as…
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March 13, 2020 in News

OpenChain Releases Metrics to Evaluate Source Code Scanning Tools

Today the OpenChain Project is releasing a community contribution from Ibrahim Haddad covering metrics that can be applied to evaluate source code scanning tools. This is a timely topic, given…
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March 13, 2020 in News

The 5th Meeting of OpenChain Korea Work Group – Remote and Going Ahead on the 19th of March

The fifth meeting of the OpenChain Korea Work Group will take place as a remote conference call at 2pm on the 19th of March. All interested parties are invited to…
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March 12, 2020 in News

OpenChain Welcomes South Toranomon Law Offices as Our Latest Partner

Uenuma San The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome South Toranomon Law Offices as the latest participant in our partner program.  South Toranomon Law Offices is one of the oldest…
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March 11, 2020 in News

Open Source Software: The Legal Framework for Free Software 5th Edition Out Now – Featuring OpenChain

The fifth edition of the seminal open source compliance book by Dr Till Jaeger and Professor Axel Metzger is now out in German. This updated edition features OpenChain prominently in…
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March 11, 2020 in News

Fiducia & GAD Win Multiple Awards at SAM Strategies

Fiducia & GAD came third in the public award voting AND received the special Jury Award at the recent SAM Strategies event held in Germany. Stefan Thanheiser and his team have…
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March 9, 2020 in News

EACG OpenChain One-Slide Explanation

Jan Thielscher and his team at EACG have prepared a one-slide overview of the OpenChain Project. Clear, easy-to-digest communication is critical as OpenChain expands and our industry standard for open…
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March 9, 2020 in News

OpenChain Releases Draft Worksheets

As part of the OpenChain Project's ongoing commitment to providing a large library of useful reference material, and thanks to the kind contribution of Ibrahim Haddad, we are delighted to…
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March 5, 2020 in Featured, News

Yoma Bank Announces the Latest OpenChain Conformant Program

The OpenChain Project is delighted to highlight that Yoma Bank is the latest organization to have a publicly announced OpenChain conformant program. Yoma Bank joins many other companies from a…
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March 5, 2020 in News

id est avocats is the Latest OpenChain Partner

SAN FRANCISCO, MARCH 5, 2020 – The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that id est avocats is our latest partner organization. A boutique corporate and technology law firm based…
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March 4, 2020 in News, Uncategorized

OpenChain Reference Library Relaunched – Discovery and Translation First

The OpenChain Project has a comprehensive reference library covering all aspects of open source compliance management, including numerous resources related to training, policy and process content. This official and community-sourced reference…
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March 3, 2020 in News

OpenChain Global First Monday Call – March 2020 – Minutes

We had an excellent OpenChain Global First Monday call. It covered a lot of news and we had a robust, useful discussion on some items in the specification. Review the…
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March 2, 2020 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – First Monday – March 2020

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 03-02-2020. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_2020-03-02.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PogZgLLeKyc All OpenChain call outcomes are archived on…
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February 24, 2020 in News

PwC Provides Expanded Details on OpenChain Services

PwC offers Open Source Software management compliance attestation according to the OpenChain industry standard. Thanks to a global PwC reporting platform, the report can be made available to all clients,…
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February 24, 2020 in News

OpenChain + SPDX Lite – Credit where Credit is Due

The OpenChain Japan Work Group has run an active licensing sub-work group throughout 2019. Their activity has been focused on practical applications of a streamlined Software Bill of Materials using…
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February 24, 2020 in News

OpenChain Korea Work Group Meeting # 5 – 19th of March – Cancelled

The 5th meeting of the OpenChain Korean Work Group scheduled to be hosted by Kakao in Seoul on the 19th of March has been cancelled. The cancellation is due to COVID-19…
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February 24, 2020 in News

OpenChain @ DLA Piper’s Open Source In-House Counsel Discussion on February 26th

DLA Piper’s Open Source In-house Counsel Discussion series is managed by and for in-house counsel, providing them with a venue to discuss open source legal issues under the Chatham House…
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February 17, 2020 in News

OpenChain Third Monday Call February 2020 – Meeting Minutes

Our Regular OpenChain Third Monday call was held today at 5pm Pacific. We had attendees from Korea, Japan and the USA. This call caught everyone up with the latest news…
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February 17, 2020 in News

OpenChain Overview Slides – Latest Version Available

The OpenChain Project periodically releases overview slides with speaker minutes to help explain our activities to organizations. These slides are designed to support local speakers with extensive notes. You can…
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February 17, 2020 in News

OpenChain featured in Corporate Review Magazine

On January 25 2020 OpenChain was featured in an article in the Corporate Review magazine. This article focused on the recent announcement of Lyra Infosystems becoming an official OpenChain Project…
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February 17, 2020 in News

Slides from the OpenChain Automotive Work Group

Yuichi Kusakabe kindly made his slides from a recent global Automotive Work Group meeting available. Review and Download the Slides on Slideshare https://www.slideshare.net/YuichiKusakabe/openchain-automotivewgoss-license-tools
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February 17, 2020 in News

OpenChain Featured in CIO Review India

On Thursday, 13 February 2020, OpenChain was featured in an article in the CIO Review India. The primary focus of the article was related to welcoming Lyra Infosystems are an…
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February 17, 2020 in Featured, News

Moxa Joins OpenChain Project As Platinum Member To Support Open Source Compliance

Taipei, Taiwan, Feb 18, 2020—The OpenChain Project, an initiative by the Linux’s Foundation to streamline open source compliance, announced today that Moxa Inc. has joined as a Platinum member. As…
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February 17, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Conformance: The Arm Case Study

This case study unpacks how the open source team at Arm used the OpenChain industry standard to simplify and speed their compliance process. It includes detailed information on the approach…
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February 17, 2020 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – Third Monday – February 2020

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 02-17-2020. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_2020-02-17.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Is6Vc-7AeY All OpenChain call outcomes are archived on…
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February 17, 2020 in Featured, News

Draft OpenChain Specification 2.0 Available in Russian

Thanks to the hard work of Denis Dorotenko at Yandex (https://dorotenko.pro/english/) the OpenChain Specification 2.0 has a draft translation in Russian. This will be converted to an official translation once…
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February 17, 2020 in Featured, News

Minutes of the OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group Meeting – 12th February 2020

1. NewsOliver gave an overview about "what happened since last meeting":On 6th of Feb there was the kick off meeting of the OpenChain German Work Group. More than 35 persons…
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February 17, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Korea Work Group Meeting # 5 – Kakao Seoul on the 19th of March

The 5th meeting of the OpenChain Korean Work Group will be hosted by Kakao in Seoul. A big thank you to Violet from Kakao and all our work group members. Organizer…
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February 16, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Japan Work Group Meeting # 13 – Cancelled

The 13th meeting of the OpenChain Japan Work Group was scheduled to be held at DeNA in Shibuya on the 18th of February. However, due to the deteriorating situation in…
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February 13, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain and COVID-19 – Update

The Linux Foundation is continuously monitoring the Novel Coronavirus situation to ensure the safety of our event participants and staff. We will be following all recommended guidelines from the Centers…
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February 13, 2020 in Featured, News

The OpenChain Interviews: Meet Leon

The OpenChain Interviews continue with our first male interviewee, Leon from the law firm GTC. They are an official partner of the OpenChain Project and have wide engagement with user…
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February 12, 2020 in News

Request for Comments: One Slide Summary of Where OpenChain Fits in Workflows

https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/request-for-comments-one-slide-summary-of-where-openchain-fits-in-workflows Fukuchi San from Sony has provided us with a draft outlining where the various sections of the OpenChain Specification fit into company process workflows. This is building on a…
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February 12, 2020 in News

The OpenChain Interviews: Meet Alex

The 10th OpenChain Project interview is live! Meet Alex, who makes sure our collection of international activities are recorded and fit together, and who brought previous interviews to publication. Read…
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February 12, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain @ Linux Foundation Member Summit – 10~12 March 2020

The OpenChain Project will have a substantial presence at the forthcoming Linux Foundation Member Summit held during the 10th to 12th March 2020 in Lake Tahoe. Framing OpenChain as an…
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February 7, 2020 in News

OpenChain Supplier Education Leaflet – German Draft

Stefan from Fiducia & GAD IT announced yesterday that work is well advanced on a German translation of our Supplier Education Leaflet. Originally created by a sub-group of the OpenChain…
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February 7, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Germany Meeting # 1 – 2020-02-06 – Minutes

The OpenChain Germany Work Group Meeting # 1 has full video minutes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh8YpitlVNU&feature=youtu.be There are three key outcomes (1) We will work on a reporting format for open source…
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February 7, 2020 in News

OpenChain Germany Meeting #1 – 2020-02-06 – Video Minutes

The video minutes for the first meeting of the OpenChain Germany Work Group are now available. This meeting was kindly hosted by Siemens in Nuremberg and featured 38 people from…
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February 7, 2020 in News

OpenChain First Monday Call – February 2020 – Video Minutes

The video minutes for our February 2020 First Monday call are now available. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM3-hfQl8uw&feature=youtu.be
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February 6, 2020 in News

OpenChain Cheat Sheet – Conformance Requirements in One Page

New from EACG: OpenChain Cheat Sheet - Conformance Requirements in One Page. This is a handy way to contextualize the whole industry standard for open source compliance in a single, easy-to-read…
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February 6, 2020 in News

Material to Help Contextualize Available Third Party Certification

Our partners over at PwC Germany have just released a video outlining their Third Part Certification for OpenChain Project. This is another example of the growing user community and support community around our…
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February 5, 2020 in Featured, News

NTT DATA Italy collaborates with OpenChain project to build trust in open source

License compliance will be simpler and more consistent. SAN FRANCISCO, 5th February 2020 – Today, the OpenChain Project welcomes NTT DATA Italy as our latest official partner. From its integral…
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February 4, 2020 in News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group @ FOSDEM – February 2020

https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/openchain-reference-tooling-work-group-fosdem-february-2020 The OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group held a series of meetings adjacent to the FOSDEM conference in Brussels. Here are the outcomes and minutes as provided by Oliver Fendt.…
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February 3, 2020 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – First Monday – February 2020

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 02-03-2020. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_first_monday_call_february_2020.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM3-hfQl8uw All OpenChain call outcomes are archived on…
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January 30, 2020 in News

OpenChain and Coronavirus

A message from Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager Dear EveryoneFirst of all, I would like to offer my personal best wishes and thoughts to everyone who is impacted. The safety…
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January 30, 2020 in News

OpenChain Interview for FOSSID in Japanese

A recent interview about OpenChain from FOSSID has been translated into Japanese. This is a great onboarding point for Japanese-speaking individuals and companies interested in learning more about our work.…
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January 29, 2020 in News

The OpenChain Interviews: Meet Indira

The 9th OpenChain Project interview is live! Meet Indira! Read the Interview https://www.openchainproject.org/openchain-interview-9 Check out all the interviews https://www.openchainproject.org/about/leaders
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January 28, 2020 in News

Inno3 is the Latest OpenChain Conformant Organization

SAN FRANCISCO, JANUARY 29, 2020 – Today the OpenChain Project welcomes Inno3 as our latest conformant organization. Inno3 is an open, independent innovation consultancy specializing in Open Data and Open…
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January 28, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain @ United Nations Technology Innovation Labs OS and IP Advisory Group

Shane Coughlan, the OpenChain General Manager, has been named a participant in the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs OS and IP Advisory Group. While he is formally contributing as an…
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January 28, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain and the Coronavirus Situation

The recent outbreak of a serious new Coronavirus in Asia has created a serious health challenge across multiple countries. Our thoughts are with everyone in areas impacted by illness, by…
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January 28, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain @ Mindtrek Conference, Finland

The OpenChain Project is being featured by HH Partners, an official OpenChain Partner, at the Mindtrek Conference in Finland from the 28th to 20th January. HH Partners are a long-term…
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January 23, 2020 in News

Community Proposal: Collaboration between ACT and OpenChain Reference Tooling WG

Fukuchi San from Sony recently shared a slide deck entitled 'Collaboration between ACT and OpenChain Reference Tooling WG - a Proposal.' Please find it below for reference. If you are…
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January 23, 2020 in Featured, News, Uncategorized

Lyra Infosystems is the Latest OpenChain Partner

SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2020 – The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome Lyra Infosystems as our latest official partner. Lyra Infosystems offer services around Software Composition Analysis, Open Source…
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January 23, 2020 in Featured, News

GTC is the Latest OpenChain Partner

SAN FRANCISCO, January 23, 2020 – Today, the OpenChain Project welcomes GTC Law Group PC & Affiliates as our latest official partner. GTC, based in the United States, specializes in…
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January 23, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Third Monday 2020-01-20 – Video Minutes Now Available

Some minor sound issues as we got started, but great coverage of our current activities @ events and community, plus the latest about what is coming next. https://youtu.be/BvrdlufCcLA Check out…
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January 23, 2020 in Featured, News

OpenChain Germany Work Group Meeting # 1 @ Siemens Nuremberg on February 6th

Our Agenda Welcome & IntroductionOpenChain as an ISO standardDevelopments in our regional groupsDevelopments in our global automotive work groupDiscussion of focus topics of the German work groupWrap up & Next…
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January 21, 2020 in News

OpenChain Around the World – Seminar Snapshot

OpenChain will feature in the forthcoming seminar from DLA Piper, GTC Law Group and Synopsys entitled 'The 2019 Open Source Year in Review.' The seminar will be held on the…
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January 21, 2020 in News

OpenChain Around the World – India Snapshot

It is always great to see OpenChain Project appearing around the global commercial sphere. Here, for example, is the Lyra Infosystems Pvt Ltd website, highlighting their conformance with OpenChain 1.0…
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January 20, 2020 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – Third Monday – January 2020

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 01-20-2020. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_2020-01-20.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvrdlufCcLA&feature=youtu.be All OpenChain call outcomes are archived on…
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January 15, 2020 in Featured, News

The OpenChain Interviews: Chloe from Huawei

We are delighted to approach the Lunar New Year with another interview from our community series. This time Chloe from Huawei is sharing her story. Read the Interview https://www.openchainproject.org/openchain-interview-8 Check…
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January 8, 2020 in News

Announcement: OpenChain Germany Work Group – First Meeting – 6th of February

We have great work groups in China, Japan, Korea, India and Taiwan. It is time to get started in Germany! Our first meeting will take place on the 6th of…
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January 8, 2020 in News

OpenChain Automotive Workshop @ CES 2020

The OpenChain Automotive Work Group is holding a workshop at CES 2020. It takes place between 18:30 and 21:00 on the 9th of January at the 'St. Croix B' room…
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January 6, 2020 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – First Monday – January 2020

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 01-06-2020. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_first_monday_2020-01-06.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duElR9rOJ0c&feature=youtu.be All OpenChain call outcomes are archived on…
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January 5, 2020 in News

The OpenChain Interviews: Samantha from Cisco

We are delighted to start the new year with another interview from our community series. This time Samantha from Cisco is sharing her story. Read the Interview https://www.openchainproject.org/openchain-interview-7 Check out…
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January 5, 2020 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group Meeting #12

OpenChain Project Japan workgroup held the 12th meeting at NEC on December 19th. This meeting was special for us because it marked the two year anniversary of our activity. We…
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January 5, 2020 in News

OpenChain India Work Group Meeting #2

The second meeting of the OpenChain India Work Group took place on the 21st of December and was hosted by Lyra Infosystems. A full report of the meeting is available…
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December 19, 2019 in News

OpenChain India Work Group Meeting # 2 – Coming Soon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8lkV__PXlE The OpenChain India Work Group is holding its second meeting on the 21st of December. Our hosts this time around are the team at Lyra Infosystems! This will be…
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December 19, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Open Compliance Summit

The OpenChain Project was well-represented at the Open Compliance Summit held in Tokyo on December 17th and 18th. This global open source compliance event provides a venue for practitioners to…
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December 19, 2019 in News

OpenChain Discussed at Open Source India 2019

Biju Nair discussed OpenChain during an open source compliance talk at Open Source India 2019 in the middle of October. This provided another interesting datapoint in our global community outreach…
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December 17, 2019 in News

LF Energy Foundation and the OpenChain Project: Paris Talk

Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager, recently delivered a talk in Paris about the LF Energy Foundation and OpenChain Project. This keynote was part of the inaugural LF Energy Summit and provided a clear…
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December 16, 2019 in News

OpenChain Reference Tooling Group – Slides at OCS

Oliver Fendt presented the purpose and activities of the OpenChain Reference Tooling Group today at the Open Compliance Summit in Tokyo. His slides are available below and on Github. https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/openchain-reference-tooling-work-group…
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December 16, 2019 in News

OpenChain Interviews: CJK in Six Days

In the last six days we have published interviews from China, Japan and Korea! Talk about hitting the mark with our CJK strategic outreach! Thank you wonderful community members. Read…
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December 16, 2019 in News

The OpenChain Interviews: Kyoungae from LG Electronics

We are delighted to announce the release of the sixth OpenChain community interview. This time we spoke with Kyoungae Kim, a leader of open source compliance matters in LGE, and…
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December 16, 2019 in News

The OpenChain Interviews: Ayumi from Hitachi

We are delighted to announce the release of the fifth OpenChain community interview. This time we had a chance to sit down with Ayumi from Hitachi, an active contributor to…
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December 16, 2019 in News

OpenChain Supplier Leaflet in Vietnamese – RC1

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of our supplier education leaflet in Vietnamese. This translation has been spearheaded by Le Tien of Toshiba Vietnam. This is…
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December 16, 2019 in News

PwC Germany and OpenChain Announce Third Party Certification Case Study

OpenChain Project is delighted to announce a case study in collaboration with PwC Germany. It explains how PwC OpenChain certification works globally. Check it out to understand how our industry standard is…
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December 16, 2019 in News

Uber Announces OpenChain Conformance

TOKYO, DECEMBER 17 – Today Uber, a Platinum Member of the OpenChain Project, announces their conformance to the OpenChain Specification. This builds on their long-standing engagement and commitment to the…
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December 12, 2019 in News

Microsoft Open Source Blog: Microsoft announces OpenChain 2.0 conformance for open source

David Rudin over at Microsoft has written a great blog post unpacking how and why OpenChain Conformance was important to his company. Check out some highlights below and do take…
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December 12, 2019 in News, Uncategorized

OpenChain Volunteers: You Now Have Business Cards and Lanyards

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that we have official business cards and lanyards for our contributors around the world to use at events. We are releasing these today…
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December 12, 2019 in News

The OpenChain Project Announces Microsoft OpenChain Conformance

SAN FRANCISCO, DECEMBER 12 – Today, the OpenChain Project announced Microsoft, a Platinum Member, is the latest company to achieve OpenChain conformance.  This milestone is an example of how OpenChain…
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December 12, 2019 in News

OpenChain Reference Training Slides for OpenChain 2.0 – Traditional Chinese

The OpenChain Reference Training Slides for OpenChain 2.0 are now available in Traditional Chinese. https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/openchain-reference-training-slide-for-openchain-20-traditional-chinese/ShaneCoughlan3/openchain-reference-training-slide-for-openchain-20-traditional-chinese Big thanks are due to Andrew Katz and his teams at Moorcrofts and Orcro for preparing…
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December 11, 2019 in News

OpenChain China Work Group – Meeting # 2 – Baidu – 12th December

The second meeting of the OpenChain China Work Group is underway right now at the Baidu offices in Beijing. This event, kindly hosted and supported by our friends from companies…
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December 11, 2019 in News

Open Source Policy Template 2.0 in Chinese (Traditional) and English

Thanks to the tremendous work of Andrew Katz, his team at Moorcrofts, and the team at Orcro, the OpenChain Project offers an open source policy template to support our industry…
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December 11, 2019 in News

The OpenChain Interviews: Maggie from Ladas and Perry

We are delighted to announce the release of the fourth OpenChain community interview. This time we had a chance to sit down with Maggie from Ladas and Perry, an active…
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December 11, 2019 in News

OpenChain Experiment: Automated Talk Transcript – Russ from GM

We have a terrific amount of activity in the OpenChain Project. A lot happens around our calls, where we often record audio and video, but we occasionally get asked for…
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December 10, 2019 in News

OpenChain Korea Work Group – The First Case Studies

One exciting outcome of the OpenChain Korea Work Group meeting # 4 was the release of our first Korean case studies. These case studies from SK Telecom and NCSoft cover…
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December 6, 2019 in News

OpenChain Korea Work Group Meeting # 4 – Outcomes

The fourth OpenChain Korea Work Group meeting took place on the 2nd of December 2019 at KTDS. This event was attended by around 20 people from 8 companies and marked…
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December 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain项目中文工作组会议#2 – 12/12 下午2点到4点

12/12 下午2点到4点, 北京百度大厦 开源合规研讨会。 Our event will take place on the 12th of December between 14:00 and 16:00. Our event venue is Beijing Baidu Building Open Source Compliance Seminar @…
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December 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain and AGL Collaborate to Facilitate Open Source Compliance in Automotive Production

At CES 2020 during early January you can meet some of the key people behind the OpenChain Project. Our demo desk at the Automotive Grade Linux stand will show how…
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December 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain in India – Update on Status

The OpenChain India Work Group had a great inaugural meeting hosted by MCA in Bangalore on the 7th of September. 25 people from 11 companies attended and shared experiences around…
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December 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain First Monday Call – 2nd December 2019 – Audio Minutes

The audio minutes from our recent First Monday call are now available. https://youtu.be/J6LfZxsvfxA You Can Also Check Out The Meeting Agenda + All Previous Calls https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/openchain/minutes
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December 4, 2019 in News

OpenChain in Japan – The Statistics

The OpenChain Japan Work Group will hold its last meeting of the year on the 19th of December. It seems like a good time to reflect on growth and next…
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December 4, 2019 in News

OpenChain in Japan – Event Schedule for December

The OpenChain Japan Work Group and its seven sub-groups are some of the most active parts of the OpenChain Project. Starting this month we are sharing their event schedule in…
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December 2, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – First Monday – December 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 12-02-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_02-12-2019.pdf Read the written minutes https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_work_team_call_12-02-2019.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6LfZxsvfxA&feature=youtu.be All OpenChain…
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November 29, 2019 in News

Fujitsu is the Latest OpenChain 2.0 Conformant Company

SAN FRANCISCO, NOVEMBER 29 – The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Fujitsu, a Platinum Member of the OpenChain Project, is the latest OpenChain 2.0 Conformant company. This activity is a…
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November 28, 2019 in News

OpenChain Case Study: Interneuron

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce our latest case study. This time we are exploring how the OpenChain industry standard helps create efficiencies in health tech. You can view…
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November 27, 2019 in News

OpenChain Supplier Education Leaflet – Multiple Languages Available

The OpenChain Project provides extensive reference material to help companies of all sizes adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. Our mission is to help improve…
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November 27, 2019 in News

OpenChain Steering Committee – Minutes from 29th October

On the 29th of October the OpenChain Steering Committee formally convened for a vote on the version of the OpenChain Specification entering the ISO standardization process. It was agreed to…
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November 27, 2019 in News

PwC Presentation from OpenChain @ OSS EU

During the OpenChain event at Open Source Summit Europe in Lyon we had an exciting presentation from PwC Germany. In a nutshell, this global auditing firm is a recent OpenChain…
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November 22, 2019 in News

OpenChain Reference Policy Template 2.0 – Final Release Candidate

As we head into the weekend it is the perfect time to take a moment and review one of the most important documents in our reference library. There are two…
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November 22, 2019 in News, Uncategorized

The OpenChain Interview @ FOSSID Blog

OpenChain Project is featured on the FOSSIDB blog today. They kindly made space for an informal, detailed dive into the project, what we are doing today, and why Read the…
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November 21, 2019 in News, Uncategorized

OpenChain @ Asian Legal Network Shanghai – 1st December

The OpenChain Project will be represented by Shane Coughlan, General Manager, during an Asian Legal Network event in Shanghai. The Asian Legal Network, sponsored by Open Invention Network, has helped…
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November 21, 2019 in News, Uncategorized

OpenChain – Der Industriestandard für Open Source Compliance

We are delighted to release an overview slide deck for the OpenChain Project in the German language. It will be updated periodically. Please view, download and share freely. CC-0 as…
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November 20, 2019 in News

Reminder: OpenChain Specification – ISO Draft Review Process Ends 10th December

This is your chance to help finalize our ISO submission. For those new to the specification  - The OpenChain project has developed  a specification that defines a core set of…
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November 20, 2019 in News

Presentation from Community: How to Manage OSS Licenses in CI/CD Development

There is a great deal of information being shared between individuals, companies and continents in the OpenChain Project. Here is a recent example: a presentation from Ueba San of Fujitsu…
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November 20, 2019 in News

OpenChain – Five Minute Education Case Study – Example from Panasonic

The OpenChain Japan Work Group pioneered a series of super quick case studies to help everyone get to know each other. We believe these can be useful for local Work…
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November 20, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ CES 2020

The OpenChain Project will be at CES 2020. This initiative is being lead by the OpenChain Japan Work Group. More news to follow soon!
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November 20, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Advent Calendar

For the holiday season the OpenChain Japan Work Group will be running new posts about the project and open source compliance in general from 1st to 25th of December. Big…
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November 19, 2019 in News

LG Electronics Announces OpenChain Conformance

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that LG Electronics is the latest company to announce an OpenChain conformant program. LGE is the first major Korean company to take this…
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November 18, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – Third Monday – November 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 11-18-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_11-18-2019.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oT2HjnZvwk&feature=youtu.be All OpenChain call outcomes are archived on…
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November 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group Announces Meeting #12 Schedule – December 19th in Tokyo

The OpenChain Japan Work Group has announced that the 12th OpenChain Japan Work Group will be held on December 19th at the NEC OSS Promotion Center in Tokyo. This event…
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November 15, 2019 in News

OpenChain Featured on OpenUK.uk

The OpenChain Project was featured on the OpenUK website. Shane Coughlan wrote about the OpenChain Project and Practical Compliance. Read the article here: https://openuk.uk/openchain-compliance-project-by-shane-coughlan/
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November 13, 2019 in News

OpenChain Automotive Work Group Meeting #2 – Outcomes

The OpenChain Automotive Work Group held its second meeting adjacent to Open Source Summit Europe in Lyon during October. We had a full house (people had to sit in the…
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November 11, 2019 in News

The OpenChain Interview Series Continues with Nicole in Germany

The OpenChain Project continues our community interview series with Nicole in Germany. Learn more about her approach to and work in the technology industry here in an interview that is…
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November 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Bird&Bird Automotive Seminar

OpenChains Shane Coughlan presented on "Complex Made Simple" at the Bird&Bird automotive management workshop. You can check out the slides here: https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/complex-made-simple-birdbirds-openchain-seminar
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November 4, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – First Monday – November 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 11-04-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_11-04-2019.pdf Read the written minutes https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_work_team_call_11-04-2019.pdf All OpenChain call outcomes are archived on…
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November 4, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ LF Energy Global Summit in Paris, France on 4th of November

OpenChains Shane Coughlan presented a keynote at the LF Energy Global Summit in Paris entitled 'Complex Made Simple.' This presentation explored how the OpenChain industry standard is transforming open source…
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November 1, 2019 in News

A Guide to the New OpenChain Mailing Lists

As always, you are welcome and encouraged to join every list that fits into your interests. This is an open community that develops an open industry standard with extensive open…
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October 31, 2019 in News

OpenChain Launches India Work Group Mailing List

The OpenChain Project has launched a dedicated mailing list for participants in our India Work Group. All parties are welcome to join. Visit the Mailing List https://lists.openchainproject.org/g/india-wg
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October 30, 2019 in News

IMPORTANT NOTICE: OpenChain is changing all our mailing list addresses

In about three hours the OpenChain Project will transition to Groups.io to manage our mailing lists. This means that the address for each individual list will change. Your membership and…
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October 29, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan @ Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2019

The OpenChain Japan Leaflet Sub Working Group had a booth with a Technical Showcase at the ELCE 2019. They distributed over 200 OpenChain Supplier leaflets in English, Traditional Chinese and…
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October 29, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Bird&Bird 5th of November, Berlin

Bird&Bird and the OpenChain Project are collaborating on a workshop uniquely positioned to explore the emerging industry standard for open source compliance and how it can be applied in automotive,…
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October 29, 2019 in News

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Announces OpenChain Conformance

LYON, October 29, 2019 – Today Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation announces conformance with the OpenChain standard for open source compliance in the supply chain. This step builds on two years…
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October 29, 2019 in News

Liferay Announces OpenChain Conformance

LYON, October 29, 2019 – Liferay, a company that provides digital solutions for businesses, has announced OpenChain Conformance. They join a growing community of companies publicly announcing their adoption of…
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October 14, 2019 in News

PwC supports OpenChain Self-Certification with Independent Compliance Assessment

Today PwC Germany (https://www.pwc.de/opensource) announces support for OpenChain Conformance activities in companies across all sectors. The OpenChain Project provides robust Self-Certification to showcase compliance with OpenChain Specification, the industry standard…
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October 11, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ LF Energy Global Summit in Paris, France on 4th of November

OpenChains Shane Coughlan will present a keynote at the LF Energy Global Summit in Paris "Next - Complex made simple" You can check out the schedule here: https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/lfenergysummit2019/program/
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October 10, 2019 in News

HH Partners Joins the OpenChain Partner Program

SAN FRANCISCO, October 10, 2019 – HH Partners, a law firm based in Finland, today announces participation in the OpenChain Project. HH Partners intends to support adoption of the OpenChain…
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October 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan @ the ELC EU Showcase, October 29th 2019

Members of Japan Working Group will introduce activities from our local chapter and sub-groups at OSS/ELC EU Technical Showcase on the 29th of October. Please drop by and say hello!…
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October 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ European Space Operations Centre, October 10th 2019

Dr. Peter Ellsiepen at the European Space Agency (ESA) is kindly hosting a Tooling Work Group meeting at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC). This event marks one of the…
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October 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain Tooling Work Group Meeting #4 – Outcomes, October 2nd 2019

The minutes are below. The slides discussed during the meeting are also below for reference. https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/4th-meeting-openchain-tooling-work-group https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/osm-toolchain-use-cases 1. News Oliver gave an overview about "what happened since last meeting"Two new…
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October 8, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Open Source Summit Europe, 29th October

Does your company do open source? It is time to get involved with The Linux Foundation's OpenChain Project, the industry standard to make open source compliance quick, easy and efficient.…
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October 7, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – First Monday – October 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 10-07-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_10-07-2019.pdf Read the written minutes https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_work_team_call_10-07-2019.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt4kbq8WXlM&feature=youtu.be All OpenChain…
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October 7, 2019 in News

OpenChain Korea Work Group Announces Fourth Meeting

A Snapshot from Meeting #3 at SK Telecom! The OpenChain Korea Work Group will hold its fourth meeting on the 2nd of December 2019 between 15:00 and 17:00 at Korea…
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October 7, 2019 in News

OpenChain Automotive Work Group @ Open Source Summit Europe, 29th October

The OpenChain Automotive Workgroup has announced its second meeting. Join us at Open Source Summit Europe on the 29th October. Please note that we are in a hotel adjacent to…
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October 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan License Information Sub-Work Group Meeting, October 15th @ 4pm JST

The License Info Exchange Sub Work Group will host a meeting on the 15th of October. This meeting will be hosted by Fujitsu Marketing (Shinagawa, Tokyo). Everyone is welcome to…
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October 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Planning Sub-Work Group Meeting, October 18th @ 3pm JST

The Planning Sub Work Group will host a meeting on the 18th of October. This meeting will be hosted by Fujitsu ( Musashi-nakahara, Kawasaki). Everyone is welcome to join! Learn…
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October 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Tooling Sub-Work Group Meeting, October 17th @ 4pm JST

The Tooling Sub Work Group will host a meeting on the 17th of October. This meeting will be hosted by DeNA (Shibuya, Tokyo). Everyone is welcome to join! Learn More…
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October 2, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Nordic OpenInfra Days, October 3rd 2019

The OpenChain Project will be taking center stage during the Risk and Compliance in Open Source panel at the Nordic OpenInfra Days on the 3rd of October. "Amanda Brock will…
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October 2, 2019 in News

OpenChain Tooling Group Meeting – October 10th – 9am CEST – at ESOC – European Space Operations Centre – Enrol now!

Important Notice  1.  If you plan to attend this meeting, you really have to contact Peter Ellsiepen (Peter.Ellsiepen@esa.int) BEFORE (Oct 7th) and eroll. The meeting is hosted at the European…
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September 30, 2019 in News

OpenChain Tooling Work Group Meeting #3 – Outcomes, September 18th 2019

The minutes are below. The slides discussed during the meeting are presented here as well for reference. https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/openchain-tooling-work-group-meeting-3-agenda-slides 1. Update on the agendaThere will be no sw360antenna presentation in this…
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September 28, 2019 in News

OpenChain Taiwan Meeting # 2: Outcomes

The OpenChain Project, in conjunction with the Taiwanese Legal Network and the Open Culture Foundation, held our second open source compliance workshop in Taipei on the 27th of September. This…
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September 26, 2019 in News

OpenChain China Work Group Meeting # 1: Outcomes

The OpenChain Project held its first China Work Group meeting on the 25th of September in Shenzhen. This event was kindly hosted by Huawei and featured attendees from companies as…
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September 23, 2019 in News

OpenChain Guest Presentation: 15 Years in Open Source Compliance

During the most recent OpenChain Work Group call Jeff Luszcz took center stage as our guest presenter. His talk was based on sharing his experience around real world challenges and…
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September 23, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – Third Monday – September 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 09-23-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_09-23-2019.pdf All OpenChain call outcomes are archived on our wiki https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/openchain/minutes
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September 20, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group Meeting # 11: Outcomes

The 11th meeting of the OpenChain Japan Work Group was hosted by Olympus on the 19th of September. It marked the completion of many months of work in building, sharing…
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September 17, 2019 in News

David Marr presents OpenChain @ Flight Boston 2019

On the 17th of September Davis Marr presented on "OpenChain: Open Source License Compliance and Management Across the Supply Chain" at the Flight Boston conference in Boston, US. OpenChain is…
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September 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain License Information Sub-Group – All Member Meeting on the 17th September

The License Information Sub-Group will host an all member meeting on the 17th of September. License Information Sub Group session is scheduled for 30 minutes and we'll plan to proceed…
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September 13, 2019 in News

OpenChain Tooling Work Group Meeting #2 – Outcomes, September 4th 2019

The minutes are below. The slides discussed during the meeting are presented here as well for reference. https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/openchain-tooling-work-group-meeting-2-agenda-slides https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/openchain-tooling-work-group-meeting-2-guest-presentation 1. NewsShane gave a short summary of reactions during the OSS…
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September 12, 2019 in News

Free Online OpenChain Self-Certification in Korean

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our free online self-certification is now available in Korean. This translation was contributed by Haksung Jang and marks a major milestone in…
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September 12, 2019 in News

OpenChain Self-Certification now available in Korean

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that OpenChain Self-Certification is now available in Korean. This translation, joining our English and Japanese self-certification, marks another milestone in ensuring that companies…
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September 12, 2019 in News

Independent Compliance Assessment – Call for Review

Nicole from TUV SUD has provided some slides outlining how Independent Compliance Assessments work and how they may be applied to the OpenChain Project. These can potentially be seen as…
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September 11, 2019 in News

OpenChain Policy Template for OpenChain Spec 2.0 – Release Candidate Available

Thanks to the hard work of Andrew Katz and his teams at Moorcrofts and Orcro the OpenChain Policy Template for OpenChain Specification 2.0 is nearly ready. This provides extensive building…
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September 11, 2019 in News

OpenChain Tooling Work Group Meeting – September 18th – 6pm CEST

The Tooling Work Group will host its second meeting on the 18th of September. This meeting will be hosted by Oliver Fendt of Siemens and continues the exploratory discussion regarding…
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September 11, 2019 in News

Video Minutes of the OpenChain Work Teams Call – 09-09-2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP7U7cFhNPM Get The Agenda https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_09-09-2019.pdf Get the Guest Speaker Slides Guest Speaker: Mark Gisi on SParts (PDF)Guest Speaker: Philippe Ombredanne on ScanCode (PDF) Review all OpenChain Work Team Calls https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/openchain/minutes
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September 11, 2019 in News, News

OpenChain @ 6th Bitkom Forum Open Source Software – Erfurt, Germany – 17th September

On the 17th of September, the 6th Bitkom Forum Open Source Software will take place in Erfurt, Germany. About 150 participants from 100 companies are expected. The OpenChain Project will…
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September 10, 2019 in News

Video Minutes of the First Automotive Work Group Meeting 07-19-2019

Video minutes are now available for the first OpenChain Automotive Work Group Meeting on the 19th of July 2019. This meeting, bringing together collaborators from dozens of companies across three…
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September 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain Work Team Call Today at 09:00 Pacific

The regularly scheduled OpenChain First Second Monday call will take place today at 09:00 Pacific / 18:00 CET. This call was moved forward one week due to a US holiday.…
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September 9, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – First Monday – September 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 09-09-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_09-09-2019.pdf Read the written minutes https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_work_team_call_09-09-2019.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP7U7cFhNPM All OpenChain…
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September 6, 2019 in News

OpenChain India Work Group Holds First Meeting

Today is a remarkable day. The OpenChain India Work Group has just begun its first meeting thanks to Mishi, Chandana and so many other people from so many companies. As…
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September 6, 2019 in News

OpenChain India Work Group Meeting # 1: Outcomes

The first OpenChain India Work Group meeting took place on September 5th in Bangalore. This event was kindly hosted by SFLC.in and MCA. We welcome contributors from OpenChain Conformant companies…
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September 3, 2019 in News

OpenChain Specification 2.0 in Korean

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of the OpenChain Specification 2.0 in Korean. This process was lead by Haksung Jang. Many thanks to Jongbaek Park, Seo-young…
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September 3, 2019 in News

OpenChain Korea Work Group Meeting #3

The OpenChain Korea Work Group held its 3rd meeting at the SK Telecom offices in Seoul. As usual we had a mix of people from consumer electronics, automotive and telecommunication…
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September 3, 2019 in News

Introducing The OpenChain Interviews

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the launch of a series of interviews about the people behind our work. While open source is mostly about software, and governance is…
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September 3, 2019 in News

OpenChain Specification – ISO Draft Review Process

The latest draft of the next version of OpenChain Specification can be found here: https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/OpenChainSpec-2.1.draft.MarkUp.pdf Our objective is to make only minor clarification changes over version 2.0  while we wait…
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August 29, 2019 in News

OpenChain + Security Featured in embedded.com Blog Post

On August 29th 2019 the OpenChain Project was featured in a blog post by Mark Gisi about how OpenChain certification aids open-source transparency for identifying security vulnerabilities. Read the Article…
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August 23, 2019 in News

OpenChain Case Study: Third Party Certification

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of our latest case study. This case study explains how third party certification works in the context of the OpenChain…
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August 23, 2019 in News

OpenChain Korea Work Group Announces Third Meeting

The OpenChain Korea Work Group has announced details of their forthcoming third meeting on 4th of September 2019. It will take place from 3pm at Korea Telecom in Seoul. Schedule◾…
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August 20, 2019 in News

OpenChain Workshop @ OSS North America – Outcome

The OpenChain Project had a great workshop at the Open Source Summit North America on 20th of August 2019.
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August 19, 2019 in News

OpenChain Tooling Work Group Meeting #1 – Outcomes, August 13th 2019

The minutes are below. The slides discussed during the meeting are presented here as well for reference. https://www.slideshare.net/ShaneCoughlan3/openchain-tooling-work-group-meeting-1-agenda-slides Meeting Minutes of Kickoff meeting open source tooling for open source compliance…
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August 19, 2019 in News

PwC Germany is the Latest OpenChain Partner

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that PwC Germany is the latest OpenChain Partner organization. The OpenChain Project has a diverse, global partner network that is expanding rapidly across…
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August 19, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – Third Monday – August 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 08-19-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/agenda-08-19-2019.pdf Read the written minutes https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/minutes-08-19-2019.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrh8gPYVCOc&feature=youtu.be All OpenChain…
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August 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain India Work Group – First Meeting Sept 7th @ Begaluru

Mishi Choudhary & Associates, the India law firm partner of OpenChain Project, is hosting the first OpenChain India Working Group Meet-Up in Bengaluru on September 7, 2019. Tech-companies building or…
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August 15, 2019 in News

OpenChain: Open Source Compliance Workshop Taipei 2019 / 2019台北開源合規工作坊

On Friday the 27th of September the OpenChain Project, Open Culture Foundation and OSLN.tw will host an open source compliance workshop in the heart of Taipei. This event will focus…
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August 15, 2019 in News

Arm, WDC and Qualcomm Announce OpenChain Conformance Activities

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 15, 2019 - Arm and Western Digital Corporation, Platinum Members of the OpenChain Project and key participants in the global supply chain, today announce conformance with the…
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August 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain Introduction Slides – Latest Version Now Available – Version 11

Great Open Source Compliance For Everyone - Version 11 are introduction slides for the OpenChain Project with extensive speaker notes. They are intended to both provide context for the OpenChain…
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August 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain China Work Group – First Meeting Confirmed for 25th of September @ Huawei in Shenzhen

Will you join our first OpenChain China workshop on 25th September @ Huawei in Shenzhen? Please let us know before the 6th of September. We will have a quick global…
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August 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain Workshop @ Open Source Summit North America – 20th August

This is a reminder that the OpenChain Project will host a workshop on the 20th of August adjacent to the Linux Foundation Legal Summit and Open Source Summit North America. …
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August 8, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ TechMatrix Open Source Seminar Tokyo – 4th September

OpenChain will be featured at the forthcoming TechMatrix Seminar on open source compliance to be held in Tokyo on the 4th of September. This event will include case studies from…
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August 8, 2019 in News

OpenChain Actively Promoted @ COSCUP Taiwan Thanks to MOXA – 17-18 August

SZ Lin and his colleagues at MOXA will actively promoting the OpenChain Project via their sponsorship and their physical presence at the Taiwanese COSCUP Conference on the 17th and 18th…
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August 8, 2019 in News

OpenChain Talk Announced for Open Source Summit Europe – 29th October

Fukuchi San from Sony will be sharing 'Experiences Building a Local Open Source Community via the OpenChain Project' on Tuesday, October 29 @ 11:30 during Open Source Summit Europe. "This…
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August 6, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ TechExeter Conference on 11th Sept 2019

Paul McAdam, Director at Source Code Control, will be hosting a workshop exploring the Equifax scandal. This hack resulted in costing more than $4bn yet was started by a failure…
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August 6, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group Announces Participation Metrics

The OpenChain Japan Work Group has announced the latest participation metrics. The recent meeting #10 hosted by Fujitsu had 84 individuals from 44 companies in attendance, marking our largest main…
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August 6, 2019 in News

OpenChain Korea Work Group Announces Third Meeting

The OpenChain Korea Work Group has announced details of their forthcoming third meeting on Wednesday the 4th of September 2019. It will take place from 3pm in the B1 meeting…
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August 6, 2019 in News

OpenChain Video Minutes – Stay Connected with Our Community

At OpenChain Project we get a lot of positive feedback on our video minutes. They provide a great starting point to understand our industry standard and our community. You can…
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August 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group Announces August Meeting Schedule

The OpenChain Japan Work Group has announced the August Meeting Schedule. Four Sub-Groups will convene to discuss milestones. Outcomes will be presented at the 11th OpenChain Japan Work Group event…
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August 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain Regular First Monday Call – Video Minutes Available

The OpenChain Project regular First Monday call video minutes are now available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8hyqncznAw Thank you to everyone who contributed! Agenda 10 minute guest talk on ClearlyDefined 10 minute review of Curriculum…
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August 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group Meeting #10 Outcomes

The outcomes of the 10th meeting of the OpenChain Japan Work Group on the 16th of July are now available. We had 84 participants from 44 companies present, including our…
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August 5, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – First Monday – August 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 08-05-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_08-05-2019.pdf Read the written minutes https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_work_team_call_08-05-2019_minutes.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8hyqncznAw All OpenChain…
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July 31, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Education Sub-Group Releases Training Material and Case Studies

The OpenChain Japan Education Sub-Group has just released training material for compliance programs and four company case studies regarding their approach to education. You can get the training material here:…
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July 25, 2019 in News

OpenChain Launches Tooling Work Group

Oliver Fendt, Siemens Today the OpenChain Project announces the launch of our global Tooling Work Group. This work group, chaired by Oliver Fendt of Siemens, will see contributors from Siemens,…
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July 24, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Licensing Sub Group Meeting on 24th July

On July 24th the OpenChain Japan Licensing Sub Group held a meeting at the Olympus office in Shinagawa, Tokyo. The Education Sub Group brought an English version of the general…
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July 19, 2019 in News

OpenChain Automotive Work Group Meeting @ OSS Japan on 19th July

The OpenChain Automotive Work Group held its first face-to-face (with dial in) meeting during the larger OpenChain Workshop. This meeting had 25 physical attendees and another 6 dialing in. The…
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July 19, 2019 in News

OpenChain Steering Committee Meeting @ OSS Japan on 19th July

The OpenChain Project hosted a Steering Committee meeting on the 19th of July as part of a wider OpenChain Workshop. This Steering Committee meeting provided an opportunity to review and…
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July 18, 2019 in News

OpenChain Talk @ Open Source Summit Japan on 18th July

Wang Mingyu from Fujitsu is not exactly part of the Japan workgroup, but she is a member of Asaba-san's team. She hosted a talk entitled 'Dandified Way to Package Management…
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July 18, 2019 in News

OpenChain Talk @ Open Source Summit Japan on 18th July

Kouki Hama from Toshiba presented the following session: 'Using SW360 for OSS Compliance Management Process'. SW360 is OSS tool for centrally managing software component information, license information, vulnerability information, and…
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July 18, 2019 in News

OpenChain Talk @ Open Source Summit Japan – 18th July

Satoru Ueda from Sony hosted a talk entitled 'OSS Collaborative Leadership and the Software Supply Chain Problem' that unpacked practical aspects of supply chain challenges and related solutions. "Contemporary software…
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July 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain Panel @ Open Source Summit Japan on 17th July

Fujitsu, Hitachi, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba and Toyota took the stage on the 17th of July to share the latest activities of OpenChain Japan Work Group. This event was moderated by…
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July 15, 2019 in News

OpenChain Automotive Work Group – A Global Solution for a Global Market

The OpenChain Project has just launched a global Automotive Work Group. This work group already has over 80 participants from major automotive companies and supplier companies from silicon to completed…
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July 15, 2019 in News

Panasonic is OpenChain’s Latest Platinum Member

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Panasonic is our latest Platinum Member company. We have been collaborating closely with Kato San and his team for a considerable period,…
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July 15, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – Third Monday – July 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 07-15-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/media/openchain/openchain_work_team_meeting-_07-15-2019.pdf Read the written minutes This meeting was cut short early due to…
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July 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain Activities of Japanese Companies: A Panel @ OSS Japan, July 17, 13:30

Recently the OpenChain Project has expanding rapidly with Platinum Member engagement from Cloud Companies (Facebook, Google, and Microsoft) and the Auto-Industry (Hitachi, Bosch and Uber). Adjacent to this the OpenChain…
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July 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain + Program Offices @ Bird+Bird, Germany – 25th of June

Bird&Bird hosted an Open Source Program seminar on the 25th June 2019 to explore the cutting edge in Open Source Program Offices in Europe and beyond. Attendees included representatives from…
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July 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain Sup Work-Group Meeting at Hitachi office on 9th July

On July 9th the Education subgroup (Iwata-san) held a meeting at the Hitachi office (Sasazuka, Tokyo). The Education supgroup is making additional material to curriculum. (It may be controversial.) We…
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July 4, 2019 in News

HELLA Aglaia is the Latest OpenChain 2.0 Conformant Company

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that HELLA Aglaia, a German company focused on the automotive space, is the latest OpenChain Specification 2.0 conformant company. “HELLA Aglaia entered the…
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July 2, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group Meeting #10 – July 16th in Tokyo

The OpenChain Japan Work Group will host its 10th meeting at Fujitsu Solution Square in Tokyo on the 16th of July. All parties local and foreign are welcome. This event…
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July 1, 2019 in News

Official OpenChain Specification 1.2 Available in Russian

Thanks to the hard work of our friendly contributors, Denis and Yegor, the OpenChain Specification 1.2 has an official translation in Russian. This translation joins our growing corpus of localization…
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July 1, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – First Monday – July 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 07-01-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_07-01-2019.pdf Read the written minutes https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_work_team_call_07-01-2019_minutes.pdf All OpenChain call outcomes are archived on…
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June 27, 2019 in News

OpenChain Expands Partner Program to Korea, Welcomes BKL Law Firm

The OpenChain Project today welcomes BKL Law Firm as our first Korean participant in the Partner Program. This marks a significant milestone in building out a China, Japan, Korea (CJK)…
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June 27, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Korean Copyright Conference

The OpenChain Project was featured in two talks at the Korean Copyright Conference on the 27th of June. This event, hosted by the Korean Copyright Commission, ran adjacent to a…
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June 24, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Overview Slides

The OpenChain Project has released the first version of our regional overview slides for Japan. The downloadable version of these slides contain speaker notes. These are intended to help contextualize…
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June 24, 2019 in News

The Latest Version of the OpenChain Project Overview Slides is Now Available

The OpenChain Project maintains a set of slides with speaker notes to help contextualize the project for readers and audiences globally. The latest version of this slide deck includes information…
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June 19, 2019 in News

Infosys is the latest OpenChain Conformant Company

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Infosys is the latest company to adopt our industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain. Infosys is a global…
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June 18, 2019 in News

OpenChain + Toyota Case Study: Kaizen and Open Source spur Innovation across the Global Supply Chain

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announced the immediate availability of a case study with Toyota explaining how Kaizen and Open Source spur innovation across the global supply chain. This case…
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June 18, 2019 in News

OpenChain to feature at the Software Compliance Academy Seminar in Munich on 28th of June

The OpenChain Project and our standard for open source compliance in the supply chain will be featured at the next Software Compliance Academy (SCA) event in Munich, Germany. SCA is…
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June 18, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ OSAKA NDS Embedded Linux Cross Forum #9 on July 5th

The OpenChain Project will have a significant presence at the NDS Embedded Linux Cross Forum on July 5th in Japan. Shane Coughlan and the Japan Work Group will be delivering…
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June 17, 2019 in News

Wind River is the first OpenChain 2.0 Conformant Organization

We are delighted to announce that Wind River, the first company to become OpenChain Conformant, is now OpenChain 2.0 Conformant. This expansion of Wind River's OpenChain Conformance illustrates a strong…
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June 17, 2019 in News

Minutes from the Second OpenChain Korea Work Group Meeting

Thank you to everyone who participated in the OpenChain Korea Work Group 2nd meeting on the 12th of June. Special thanks to Samsung Electronics for providing the venue and informative…
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June 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan License Information Sub-Group – Meeting on the 25th June

The License Information Sub-Group of the OpenChain Japan Work Group will host a meeting on the 25th of June. Our coordinator is Ito San from Renasas and the event will…
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June 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Tooling Sub-Group – Third Meeting on the 20th June

The Tooling Sub-Group of the OpenChain Japan Work Group will host its third meeting on the 20th of June. Our coordinator will be Yoshi from Toshiba and the event will…
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June 17, 2019 in News

Minutes OpenChain Work Team Call – Third Monday – June 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 06-17-2019. Get the agenda slides https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_agenda_06-17-2019.pdf Watch the video minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXls_Q6UWhs Read the written minutes https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchain_work_team_call_06-17-2019_minutes.pdf All OpenChain…
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June 16, 2019 in News

OpenChain featured in CIOReview’s Special Open Source Issue

Mark Gisi of Wind River Mark Gisi, Chair of the OpenChain Specification Work Team, is interviewed by CIOReview in their latest special edition, this time with a focus on open…
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June 14, 2019 in News

10th OpenChain Japan Work Group Meeting Announced for July 16th

第10回 OpenChain JapanWG会合(蒲田)を以下のとおり開催します。 今回は、特別拡大WGとして2部構成での開催を検討しております。第2部では、各サブWGのセッションやオープンディスカッションが可能な セッションなどを計画中です。 Location 日時:7/16(火) 13:30-17:30 (13:00開場予定)場所:富士通株式会社(蒲田ソリューションスクエア)https://www.fujitsu.com/jp/about/corporate/facilities/solutionsquare/ Draft Agenda 第1部:全体セッション    ・OpenChainについて(Shane-san):10分    ・富士通のOSSの取り組みについて 富士通:15分    ・Japan WG紹介(今田さん、各サブWGリーダー):10分    ・台湾よりGuest Speaker:25分第2部:サブWG・平行セッション FAQ(公開QAと活動紹介)leaflet(サプライチェーン上流への説明資料ディスカッション)license-info-sg(ライセンス情報授受の必須項目ディスカッション)promotion(今後のプロモーション戦略検討)tooling(SPDXなどツールデモ、ディスカッション) オープンディスカッションa) newbie(初めて参加する人へのレクチャ―含む)b) OSS利活用での困りごと共有c) その他(希望テーマ 募集) 懇親会 Learn More Contact Aoki San from…
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June 13, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Open Source Summit Europe

The OpenChain Project will be hosting a Governing Board meeting, a Steering Committee meeting, and an open discussion adjacent to the main conference. The Governing Board meeting will run from…
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June 13, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Open Source Summit North America

The OpenChain Project will be hosting a Governing Board meeting, a Steering Committee meeting, and an open discussion adjacent to the main conference. The Governing Board meeting will run from…
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June 13, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Open Source Summit Japan

The OpenChain Project will be hosting a Governing Board meeting, a Steering Committee meeting, and an open discussion adjacent to the main conference. The Governing Board meeting will run from…
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June 13, 2019 in News

Meanwhile in the OpenChain Eco-System: Other Events – ITAM

The OpenChain Project has a terrific amount of activity around the core project, the work groups and a growing network of conformant organizations and partners. We will be highlighting some…
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June 12, 2019 in News

Array is the Latest OpenChain Partner in Italy

Carlo Piana "OpenChain is an important tile in the licensing compliance process", says Carlo Piana, Founder and Partner at Array, "and we have seen the potential for such a tool…
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June 12, 2019 in News

JBB Rechtsanwälte is the Latest OpenChain Partner in Germany

Dr. Till Jaeger "We are pleased to be a partner in this important project and to contribute our 20 years of experience," says Dr. Till Jaeger, Partner at JBB Rechtsanwälte.…
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June 12, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group – Ad Hoc Meeting on 19th June

DeNA will host an ad hoc OpenChain Japan Work Group meeting between 13:00-15:00 on June 19th at the DeNA Shibuya Hikarie offices. During this meeting Ueda San from Sony will…
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June 12, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan License Sub-Group Meeting on 11th June

Toyota will host an OpenChain Japan License Sub-Group meeting on the 11th of June. This meeting will cover topics like SPDX-Lite and international collaboration. As with all OpenChain Japan Work…
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June 11, 2019 in News

OpenChain Supplier Education Leaflet Now Available

The OpenChain Project today announces the release of the Open Source Software License Compliance General Public Guide. This document is an outcome of the OpenChain Japan Work Group, one of…
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June 11, 2019 in News

CMS is the latest OpenChain Partner Organization

Today the OpenChain Project welcomes CMS to our growing partner program. The addition of this top 10 international law firm marks another significant expansion of service providers supporting the OpenChain…
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June 10, 2019 in News

Cognizant is the latest OpenChain Conformant Organization

We are delighted to welcome Cognizant as the latest OpenChain Conformant Organization. This development confirms another Fortune 500 company as OpenChain Specification Conformant and represents a substantial increase in our…
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June 6, 2019 in News

Second Korean Work Group Meeting Announced

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the second OpenChain Korea Work Group meeting will be held at the Samsung R&D campus on the 12th of June. Great thanks are…
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June 6, 2019 in News

OpenChain Specification 2.0 is now in Simplified Chinese

The OpenChain Specification 2.0 is now in Simplified Chinese thanks to the hard work of our volunteer community. Special thanks are due to Jerry Tan, Zhang Weilin, Po-Chun Wang, Lucien…
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June 6, 2019 in News

Welcoming Maggie Wang as our latest Partner

The OpenChain Project today welcomes Maggie Wang as the latest participant of our Partner Program. "Maggie has a long history of supporting Chinese companies from all market sectors engage with…
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June 6, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan – Promotion Sub-Group meeting next week

Pre-Event Planning with Key Participants The OpenChain Japan Work Group operates seven sub-groups covering topics as diverse as tooling and license information exchange. Next Tuesday, the 11th of June, the…
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June 5, 2019 in News

Welcoming FOSSID AB as our latest Partner

The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome FOSSID as our latest participant in the partner program. We are developing a compelling commercial partner program to support of our core mission…
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June 3, 2019 in News

Outcomes: OpenChain Work Team Call – First Monday – June 2019

This is a record of the OpenChain Project Work Team Call from 06-03-2019. This call saw a deep-dive from Siemens into the collaborative open source tooling for open source compliance…
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June 3, 2019 in News

Outcomes: Review of the Self-Certification Questionnaire and Web App Processes

Miriam Ballhausen, Gary O'Neall and Shane Coughlan hosted a call on June 3rd 2019 to discuss the lessons learned from the preparation of the OpenChain Self-Certification Questionnaire and Web App…
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May 24, 2019 in News

OpenChain Welcomes {metæffekt} as our Latest Partner

The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome {metæffekt} as the latest OpenChain Partner. Our partner program helps any organization, anywhere adopt OpenChain easily. It operates adjacent to our free online self-certification…
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May 22, 2019 in News

OpenChain joins Toyota, OIN and Unified Patents on an American Intellectual Property Law Association Webinar

The OpenChain Project is recording an American Intellectual Property Law Association webinar alongside Toyota, OIN and Unified Patents this evening in Tokyo. The core focus of the event will be…
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May 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain at the Asian Legal Network, Shanghai

The OpenChain Project took center stage at the Asian Legal Network study dinner in Shanghai on the 17th of May. This event was focused on the Chinese financial sector with…
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May 15, 2019 in News

OpenChain Continues to Grow in Germany

A DLA Piper breakfast meeting on Monday the 29th of April in Germany included an overview of the OpenChain Project and our newly released OpenChain Specification 2.0. Big thanks to…
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May 14, 2019 in News

Reminder: Companies Can Upgrade OpenChain Conformance to 2.0

Companies currently OpenChain 1.1 or 1.2 Conformant can easily check and upgrade their conformance status to 2.0 using our free online questionnaire. Upgrading is purely optional for existing conformant organizations.…
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May 13, 2019 in News

Reminder: OpenChain Conformance Badges are just a few questions away

One of the most common questions asked around the OpenChain Project is "how do I get an OpenChain badge for my conformance program and the products that go through it?"…
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May 10, 2019 in News

OpenChain Featured at CC Global Summit 2019

The OpenChain Project was featured by Haggen So at the Creative Commons Global Summit 2019. He used the project as an example of "Made with Creative Commons" to show how…
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May 10, 2019 in News

OpenChain Specification 2.0 in German

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that the latest version of our specification for quality open source compliance programs is available in German. This document can be used by…
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May 10, 2019 in News

OpenChain Welcomes Hella Aglaia to the Community of Conformance

The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome Hella Aglaia to our community of conformance. "OpenChain is becoming increasingly popular in the automotive industry," says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. "We…
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April 26, 2019 in News

OpenChain Specification 2.0 Out Now

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that version 2.0 of our specification for open source compliance in the supply chain is now available. This is the culmination of many…
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April 26, 2019 in News

OpenChain Overview Slides Updated

The OpenChain Overview Slides have been updated with the latest information about the project. These slides are designed to help individuals or companies understand and explain the OpenChain Project, our…
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April 23, 2019 in News

OpenChain Supplier Education – Massive Step Forward in Japanese and soon in English

OpenChain has a very active Work Group in Japan. One of the sub-groups, focused on creating a supplier education leaflet, has released the finished document in Japanese. You can get…
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April 18, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Japan Work Group #9

Our DensoTen host runs a Q&A session where a wide range of Japanese companies offer thought, comments and suggestions for improving collaboration. The OpenChain Japan Work Group held its ninth…
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April 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Japan OSS Promotion Forum 2019

Masahiro Date from Linux Foundation delivered a speech at the Japan OSS Promotion Forum 2019 on the 17th of April that covered OpenChain's place in enterprise open source usage. This…
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April 17, 2019 in News

Request for Comments: OpenChain Specification 2.0 in Japanese

Shoken Kim from OptiNet has begun translation work for the OpenChain Specification 2.0 in Japanese. This translation is nearly complete and simply requires review to ensure accuracy. If you can…
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April 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain Announces Partner in India

Mishi Choudhary The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce our first law firm partner in India. From today you will be able to obtain legal advice about OpenChain Conformance and…
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April 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain Announces Partner in Italy

Marco Ciurcina The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce our first law firm partner in Italy. From today you will be able to obtain legal advice about OpenChain Conformance and…
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April 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Grey Matter ISV Partner Day 2019

Martin Callinan from Source Code Control represented the OpenChain Project at the recent Grey Matter ISV Partner Day 2019 in the UK. He was joined on stage by Ed Thompson…
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April 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Legal Network LLW during April 2019

There is a yearly event in Barcelona, Spain for legal experts to get together and discuss open source. This year the OpenChain Project was represented by multiple parties, with one…
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April 10, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ IP Conference in Russia – 11-12 April 2019

Denis Dorotenko from Yandex Denis Dorotenko at Yandex will be delivering a speech at the 3rd International Conference «PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS» in St Petersburg. This speech will be…
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April 10, 2019 in News

OpenChain + TODO @ Legal Workshop in Barcelona

‘OpenChain + TODO @ Legal Workshop in Barcelona’ is an OpenChain Project workshop hosted by Shane Coughlan at the FSFE Legal and Licensing Workshop in Barcelona on the morning of…
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April 10, 2019 in News

OpenChain and Automotive @ Legal Workshop in Barcelona

'Automotive Processes and Open Source' is an OpenChain Project workshop hosted by Endo San of Toyota at the FSFE Legal and Licensing Workshop in Barcelona on the 10th of April…
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April 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ Scania

Shane Coughlan represented the OpenChain Project in a meeting held at Scania in Sweden on the 9th of April. This meeting included various parties engaging with open source throughout the…
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April 9, 2019 in News

OpenChain Overview Slides Updated

'Great Open Source Compliance for Everyone' provides an overview of the OpenChain Project and our standard for open source compliance in the supply chain. Version 7 has updated visuals around…
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April 2, 2019 in News

OpenChain Specification 2.0 – Final Call for Comments

The OpenChain Specification version 2.0 is nearly ready as we enter the last 5 days of the 14 day freeze period. This period provides everyone the chance to review the…
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April 2, 2019 in News

Request for Comment: OpenChain One Slide Overview

The OpenChain Project is continually updating material to introduce individuals and companies to our industry standard, our reference material, and our various free support services such as online self-certification. Our…
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March 22, 2019 in News

Announcing OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Simplified Chinese

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of the OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Simplified Chinese. This translation is the work of dedicated volunteers, on this occasion lead…
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March 22, 2019 in News

Sony, Program Offices and OpenChain – from Asian Legal Network Shenzhen

'The Tools of Governance - Program Offices and Collaboration between Companies' is a talk delivered by Fukuchi San and Kobota San from Sony at the March 22nd Asian Legal Network…
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March 22, 2019 in News

Reference Open Source Policy Template in Japanese

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our reference open source policy template is now available in Japanese. This document helps the open source program office or legal team…
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March 21, 2019 in News

Open Source is Eating the Startup Ecosystem: A Guide for Assessing the Value Creation of Startups

In the last few years we have witnessed the unprecedented growth of open source in all industries—from the increased adoption of open source software in products and services, to the…
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March 21, 2019 in News

Updated Intro Slides – OpenChain – Great Open Source Compliance For Everyone

The latest version of the OpenChain Project introduction slides are available. These slides can help bring anyone interested in our standard and supporting material up-to-speed. Full speaker notes included on…
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March 13, 2019 in News

OpenChain Project Adds Fujitsu as Platinum Member

Leading Japanese information and communication technology company to support industry’s only open source compliance standard for collaboration across supply chains SAN FRANCISCO & HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - OPEN SOURCE…
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March 1, 2019 in News

Collaboration is Key for Open Source Compliance at NHS

One of the powerful things about open source is the way it allows various organizations and stakeholders come together to achieve common objectives. Open source projects play a critical role…
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February 28, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Planning Subgroup報告 (2018年12月~2019年2月活動分)

'OpenChain Japan Planning Subgroup報告 (2018年12月~2019年2月活動分)' is a presentation outlining the activities of the OpenChain Japan Work Group with respect to dedicated sub-groups. This is a record showing how a purely…
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February 28, 2019 in News

OpenChain Project Announces Bosch as Platinum Member

Bosch to  leverage industry’s only open source compliance standard to provide common approaches and understanding for collaboration across automotive & IoT supply chains SAN FRANCISCO -  February 28, 2019 —…
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February 24, 2019 in News

OpenChain Specification 2.0 – Comment Now

It is official – we are now seeking broader public comments for version 2.0 of the Specification. This is one of the last major steps in the spec development cycle…
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February 20, 2019 in News

Updated Intro Slides – OpenChain – Great Open Source Compliance For Everyone

The latest version of the OpenChain Project introduction slides are available. These slides can help bring anyone interested in our standard and supporting material up-to-speed. Full speaker notes included on the downloadable…
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February 15, 2019 in News

Comment on the next generation of the OpenChain Specification

Comment Time! The latest draft of the next version of OpenChain Project Specification can be found here: https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/openchainspec-2.0.draft.pdf A marked up version can be found here: https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/_media/openchain/OpenChainSpec-2.0.draft.MarkUp.pdf Recent updates can…
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February 9, 2019 in News

Microsoft partners with OpenChain Project, simplifying compliance in software supply chain

A global open source license compliance project, designed to simplify and make open source license compliance more consistent for participants of the software supply chain, has been backed by Microsoft.…
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February 8, 2019 in News

Microsoft joins the OpenChain Project to help define standards for open source software compliance

This Wednesday, OpenChain announced that Microsoft has joined them as a platinum member and a board member to help drive open source compliance. Microsoft is a new addition to the…
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February 8, 2019 in News

Building trust in open source: a look inside the OpenChain Project

Open source software provides businesses with a number of benefits including cost, flexibility and freedom. This freely distributed software can also be easily altered by any business that is familiar with…
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February 7, 2019 in News

Supply Chain Security: OpenChain Project Adds Microsoft as Platinum Member

The OpenChain Project, which is designed to build trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent, has announced that Microsoft has joined as a platinum…
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February 7, 2019 in News

Born-again open-source enthusiast Microsoft rucks up at OpenChain

Microsoft has continued to buff its open-source halo by signing up to the OpenChain Project, which is aimed at simplifying the plethora of licences floating around the open-source community. OpenChain (not…
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February 6, 2019 in News

Microsoft joins the OpenChain community to help drive open source compliance

A lot goes into making open source great – from licenses to code to community. A key part of doing open source right is being able to trust that the…
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February 6, 2019 in News

OpenChain Project Adds Microsoft as Platinum Member

OpenChain Project Adds Microsoft as Platinum Member Global technology leader supports standardization in open source compliance to improve predictability and efficiency across supply chains SAN FRANCISCO -  February 6, 2019…
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February 6, 2019 in News

Microsoft Joins OpenChain Project to Help Standardize Open Source Licensing

Microsoft has announced it is joining the OpenChain Project in another move that furthers the company’s embracing of the open source community. In a post this week, Microsoft says it…
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February 6, 2019 in News

Microsoft joins OpenChain platform

As part of its continued efforts to support open source software, Microsoft has announced that it has joined the OpenChain Project as its latest platinum member. The company joins the…
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February 6, 2019 in News

Microsoft joins OpenChain open-source compliance group

OpenChain is the most important open-source project you've never heard of before. This Linux Foundation consortium provides an industry standard for open-source supply chain license compliance. And now, Microsoft has joined the the…
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February 6, 2019 in News

Microsoft joins open-source foundation that is trying to simplify the software supply chain

The OpenChain Project, which is attempting to bring a little more clarity to the turbulent world of modern open-source licensing, is the latest beneficiary of Microsoft’s open-source redemption tour. Read more…
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February 6, 2019 in News

Microsoft joins OpenChain project to support standardization in open source compliance

Microsoft has joined the OpenChain Project as a platinum member to support standardization in open source compliance. OpenChain project makes open source license compliance simpler and more consistent for organizations.…
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February 6, 2019 in News

Microsoft joins the OpenChain Project to push open-source software licensing standards

Microsoft Corp. wants to support more standardization of open-source software licensing, so today it’s putting its weight behind the OpenChain Project as its latest platinum member. Microsoft joins other platinum…
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February 5, 2019 in News

OpenChain M&A White Paper – Request for Comments

The recently released OpenChain M&A Checklist has inspired discussion and further contribution to the project. Ibrahim Haddad has just announced a new draft M&A White Paper discussing open source processes…
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January 30, 2019 in News

Raw Case Studies: Open Source Compliance Training Program

One of the most common questions asked by participants in the OpenChain Project community is "what type of open source compliance training program does your company have?" Contributors in our Japan…
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January 29, 2019 in News

OpenChain Training Slides for Specification 1.2 in Korean

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our reference open source compliance training slides in the Korean language have been updated. They now reflect the latest text to support…
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January 29, 2019 in News

OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Korean

The OpenChain Project is proud to announce that the latest version of the OpenChain Specification is available in Korean. The OpenChain Specification 1.2 is the simplest, quickest way for any…
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January 29, 2019 in News

OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Italian

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that the latest version of the OpenChain Specification is available in Italian. The OpenChain Specification 1.2 is the simplest, quickest way for any…
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January 29, 2019 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group: Sub-Group in FOSSology and SPDX Meeting

The OpenChain Project Japan Work Group has launched five sub-groups to explicitly build reference materials around topic areas like business workflows, bills of material and tooling. Hitachi hosted the first…
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January 29, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ OSS Seminar in Osaka, 1st March

The OpenChain Project will be represented by Kato San, one of our community volunteers from Panasonic, at the OSS Seminar in Osaka hosted by Grape Systems. He will be running…
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January 29, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ NDS Embedded Linux Cross Forum, 5th February 2019

Fukuchi San from Sony will deliver a keynote on the OpenChain Project at the 8th OSAKA NDS Embedded Linux Cross Forum on the 5th of February. His talk will be followed…
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January 29, 2019 in News

OpenChain @ OSC Osaka – 26th January 2019

The OpenChain Project was represented at OSC Osaka by our community volunteer Dote San on the 26th of January. Dote San kindly staffed a table discussing the OpenChain Project and…
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January 24, 2019 in News

OpenChain Workshop in Korea – January 23rd 2019

The OpenChain Project held its first workshop in Korea on the 23rd of January. This meeting was kindly hosted by LG Electronics and featured attendees from Samsung, Hyundai, SK Telecom…
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January 24, 2019 in News

OpenChain Quick Overview Slide Decks Now Available

The OpenChain Project​ has been reaching out to a lot companies in Asia. We want to share some of the quick overview slides being used in the hope they might…
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January 17, 2019 in News

OpenChain Open Source Policy Template Now Available

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the release of an Open Source Policy Template for organizations seeking to conform to the OpenChain Specification. This template has been contributed from…
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January 16, 2019 in News

OpenChain M&A Checklist – Out Now

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that the OpenChain Project Merger and Acquisition Checklist is now available in PDF, DOCX and ODT formats. It is intended to help companies…
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January 9, 2019 in News

Knowledge Sharing: Reference guideline for exchanging license information in the supply chain

The OpenChain Project Japan Work Group is creating a reference guideline for exchanging license information in the supply chain. The basic concept is that all the entities, suppliers, integrators and…
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January 9, 2019 in News

Knowledge Sharing: How to use SPDX and FOSSology from the OpenChain Japan Work Group

One of the great things about the OpenChain Project is the endless collaboration between people addressing all aspects of open source license compliance. Here is a great example text about…
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January 9, 2019 in News

Request for Comments: OpenChain FAQ 2.0

The OpenChain Project will shortly refresh our Frequently Asked Questions. This is a major update with consolidation, rewording and restructuring to assist with easier understanding and internationalization. We are soliciting…
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January 8, 2019 in News

Request for Comments: OpenChain Open Source Policy Template

The OpenChain Project has been working on an open source policy template to help organizations of all sizes meet the requirements of the OpenChain Specification. This template can also help…
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January 8, 2019 in News

Reminder: ABA Committee on Open Source Software – OpenChain – January 17th 2019

The American Bar Association Committee on Open Source Software will host an OpenChain talk by David Marr, Vice President, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm Technologies to open the year. This call will…
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December 19, 2018 in News

ABA Committee on Open Source Software & OpenChain – January 17th 2019

The American Bar Association Committee on Open Source Software will host an OpenChain talk by David Marr, Vice President, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm Technologies to open the year. This call will…
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December 18, 2018 in News

OpenChain Q4 Survey – The Results

Today the OpenChain Project is releasing the results of our Q4 Survey, a wide-ranging exploration of how the project is being used, how our reference and conformance material is perceived,…
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December 13, 2018 in News

OpenChain Introduction Slides Updated

The OpenChain Project has a set of introduction slides to help people understand and support our activities. The latest version - with renewed membership overview and easier narrative slow -…
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December 11, 2018 in News

TÜV SÜD becomes the first certification authority in the OpenChain Partner Program

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that TÜV SÜD has joined the OpenChain Partner Program, and is the first certification authority to do so. TÜV SÜD has been in communication with…
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December 11, 2018 in News

Hitachi has joined the OpenChain Community of Conformance

Today Hitachi announced that they are OpenChain Specification 1.2 Conformant and had their conformance certified by a third-party, TÜV SÜD. Hitachi is the first company in Japan to become OpenChain…
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December 11, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ EOLE 2018 – 5th December

Malcolm Bain presented OpenChain at the 'European Open Source and free software Law Event' (EOLE) on 5th December in Paris. EOLE is an annual open source law event for general…
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December 11, 2018 in News

RFC: Reference Business Workflows for Open Source Compliance.

OpenChain Project Japan Work Group has begun an exciting project to create 'Reference Business Workflows for open source compliance.' Your comments are welcome as we prepare a formal 2019 release.…
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December 6, 2018 in News

OpenChain welcomes Interneuron to our Community of Conformance

The OpenChain Project proudly announces that Interneuron has an OpenChain Conformant compliance program. Interneuron is a British Community Interest Company (CIC) that exists primarily for the benefit of those in…
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December 6, 2018 in News

OpenChain welcomes Scania to our Community of Conformance

The OpenChain Project proudly announces that Scania has an OpenChain Conformant compliance program.Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses for heavy transport applications combined with…
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December 6, 2018 in News

OpenChain welcomes Google to our Community of Conformance

The OpenChain Project proudly announces that Google has an OpenChain Conformant compliance program. Google's mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Learn More Google Open Source
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December 6, 2018 in News

Uber Joins the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain Project as a Platinum Member

Uber is dedicated to fostering greater collaboration and community across our open source ecosystem. In this spirit, Uber today announced that we are joining the OpenChain Project as a Platinum member. This…
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December 6, 2018 in News

Google joins the OpenChain Project for license compliance

Google is thrilled to announce that we are joining the OpenChain Project as Platinum Members. OpenChain is an effort to make open source license compliance simpler and more consistent. We will also…
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December 6, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project Gains Facebook, Google and Uber as Platinum Members

OpenChain Project Gains Facebook, Google and Uber as Platinum Members Invest in making open source compliance more predictable, understandable & efficient across supply chains SAN FRANCISCO and YOKOHAMA, JAPAN -…
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December 6, 2018 in News

OpenChain Website in Japanese

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of the project website in Japanese. This localization was completed by a Japanese service provider called Doublet in collaboration with…
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December 6, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project launches new Certification Logos

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of new logos that may be used by any organizations that undergo OpenChain self-certification or audited (third-party) certification. Please note…
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December 4, 2018 in News

Request for Comments: The Unified OpenChain FAQ

Today we officially launched the RFC process for the new, unified OpenChain Frequently Asked Questions. This sub-project, spanning both our curriculum and onboarding teams - with input from specification and…
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December 4, 2018 in News

Save the Date: OpenChain @ greymatter Cloud Enablement – 14th Dec

The OpenChain Project will be featured at the greymatter Cloud Enablement event at the University of Exeter in the UK on the 14th of December. Martin Callinan from Source Code Control…
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December 3, 2018 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group – 7th Meeting on 5th December

TUV SUD Japan will host the 7th OpenChain Japan Work Group meeting from 13:30 to 16:00 on the 5th of November. As usual we will have a packed agenda with…
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December 2, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ OSC Osaka 2019

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that we will have a volunteer presence at the forthcoming OSC Osaka event in January 2019. Dote San from Micware - one of…
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November 30, 2018 in News

Experience the OpenChain Reference Training Slides Online

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce a fun and useful new format for the OpenChain Reference Training Slides, a core part of the OpenChain Curriculum material. Masao Taniguchi from…
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November 30, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ Global Automobile Manufacturers

KAMA-JAMA-VDA-AAM. This is a bit of a mouthful but bear with us. It stands for: Korean Automobile Manufacturer Association (KAMA) Japanese Automobile Manufacturer Association (JAMA) German Association of the Automotive Industry…
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November 30, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ greymatter Real World DevOps

The OpenChain Project was discussed at two events hosted by Grey Matter Ltd. in the UK. Martin Callinan from Source Code Control, an OpenChain Partner, presented our project and goals to…
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November 28, 2018 in News

Updated OpenChain Open Source Compliance Training Slides in Korean

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce an updated version of the Open Source Compliance Training Slides in Korean. These cover all the core topics needed to educate personnel involved in…
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November 20, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ Kansai Open Forum – 10th November

The OpenChain Project was represented at the Kansai Open Forum on the 10th of November by Tomo Dote of Micware. Dote San provided a keynote covering both OpenChain and our sister project…
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November 19, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ Intellectual Property Owners Association

The OpenChain Project was featured at the monthly meeting of the Intellectual Property Owners Association open source committee on the 19th of November. Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager, provided a recap…
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November 19, 2018 in News

Contribute to OpenChain 2.0 – The New Standard for Compliance

The OpenChain Project is preparing the next generation of our standard. This standard outlines the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. The 2.0 version of OpenChain will…
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November 15, 2018 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group – Ad Hoc Meeting – 20th November

The OpenChain Japan Work Group will have an ad hoc meeting at the Denso Ten Kobe offices on the 20th November. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss practical…
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November 14, 2018 in News

Draft Proposal: One Open Source Policy Template to Rule Them All

The OpenChain Project gets a lot of requests for open source policy reference examples. Moorcrofts law firm in the UK, one of our partner organizations, has stepped up with a…
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November 14, 2018 in News

Save the Date: OpenChain + M&A @ KPMG

KPMG will host an event on the 5th of December to explore Technology Mergers & Acquisitions involving open source for buy and sell side entities. This reflects the way that open…
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November 8, 2018 in News

OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Hindi

The OpenChain Specification version 1.2 has been translated into Hindi. This is an official translation with peer review. It is ready to be used for local conformance activities. The team…
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November 7, 2018 in News

OpenChain Specification 1.2 in German

The OpenChain Specification version 1.2 has been translated into German. This is an official translation with peer review. It is ready to be used for local conformance activities. The team…
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November 7, 2018 in News

RFC: OpenChain Curriculum @ Argentina

Gustavo G. Mármol Alioto has shared proposed localization of the OpenChain Curriculum Reference Training Slides for Argentina. This material is intended to help those located in Argentina with an interest in…
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November 6, 2018 in News

Welcoming The Center for Research and Development Hong Kong (CRD-HK) to the OpenChain Community of Conformance

The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome The Center for Research and Development Hong Kong (CRD-HK) to our community of conformance. CRD-HK focuses on the selection of Exceptional Research Projects in collaboration…
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November 6, 2018 in News

The OpenChain Q4 2018 Survey – Tell Your Friends

This is the big one! We have created an OpenChain usability survey. We are asking for everyone interested in open source compliance to take a moment and let us know…
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November 4, 2018 in News, Uncategorized

OpenChain Overview Slides Updated

The OpenChain Overview Slides have been updated, providing our latest (and best) introduction to the project, to our industry standard and to our educational material. These slides are available in…
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November 4, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ Software Compliance Academy Seminar – 16th November

Software Compliance Academy, one of OpenChain's pilot program partners, is hosting an open source seminar on the 16th of November in Munich. This event will include information on OpenChain and…
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November 4, 2018 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group – Sixth Meeting – 31st October

The OpenChain Japan Work Group held its sixth meeting on the 31st of December at the Toshiba / Lazona Kawasaki Building. This meeting featured 49 participants from 24 organizations, continuing…
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November 4, 2018 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group – Milestones for the Future

The OpenChain Japan Work Group has been planning a series of milestones for 2018 and 2019 via three new subgroups. These milestones include the creation of extensive guidance material regarding…
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October 31, 2018 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group – Meeting # 6

The OpenChain Japan Work Group held its sixth meeting on the 31st of October between 2pm and 4:45pm at Toshiba Smart Community Center in Kanazawa. As with the previous five…
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October 30, 2018 in News

OpenChain featured @ Software IP – An IAM Event

The OpenChain Project is being featured today at the Software IP event hosted by IAM and located at Golden Gate Club at the Presidio, San Francisco. Our representative is Hung Chang, Senior…
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October 29, 2018 in News

Automatically Generating an offline OpenChain Conformance Handbook – Beta

The OpenChain Project previously maintained a document for “manual OpenChain Conformance.” The idea was that companies could download, print and/or the document to suit workflows beyond our online conformance web…
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October 29, 2018 in News

OpenChain ♥ SPDX

There is a lot of cross-pollination between Linux Foundation open source projects. The latest is a contribution from Fukuchi-San, a driving force in the OpenChain Japan WG, to SPDX. Motivated…
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October 23, 2018 in News

Toshiba Joins the OpenChain Project as a Platinum Member

SAN FRANCISCO and EDINBURGH (OPEN SOURCE SUMMIT EUROPE) – October 23, 2018 –The OpenChain Project, which builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more…
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October 23, 2018 in News

SUSE Joins the OpenChain Community of Conformance

SAN FRANCISCO and EDINBURGH – OPEN SOURCE SUMMIT EUROPE – October 23, 2018 – The OpenChain Project, which builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and…
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October 16, 2018 in News

OpenChain BoF @ Open Source Summit Europe – 22nd October

The OpenChain Project will host a Birds of a Feather (BoF) at 6pm on Monday the 22nd of October at Open Source Summit Europe. This BoF is designed to provide…
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October 10, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ Bird & Bird Event – 20th November

The OpenChain Project will be featured at a forthcoming Bird & Bird event on the 20th of November in Frankfurt, Germany. Find out more or register for this event by contacting…
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October 10, 2018 in News

OpenChain Workshop @ Open Source Summit Europe – 23rd October

The OpenChain Project will host a workshop co-located with the Open Source Summit Europe in Edinburgh on the 23rd of October. Details below. All welcome! The OpenChain Workshop – The Supply…
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October 4, 2018 in News

New in Beta: Web App for Benchmarking OpenChain Conformance

Can the OpenChain Project offer even more news this week? Of course. We are delighted to announce the public Beta of a new Web App for benchmarking OpenChain Conformance. The…
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October 2, 2018 in News

Announcing Our Anonymous Educational Case Studies

Today the OpenChain Project closes off our ranges of educational case studies with two anonymous contributions via our Japan Work Group. These are available in both English and Japanese. "Building…
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October 2, 2018 in News

OpenChain Explained on a Forthcoming Flexera Webinar

The OpenChain Project will be featured in a Flexera webinar on the 25th of October at 11am Central Time. This event will serve as a great starting point for any…
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October 2, 2018 in News

TÜV SÜD Japan Announces OpenChain Certification Program

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our friends at TÜV SÜD Japan have launched an OpenChain Certification Program. This is the first such program and foreshadows a series of announcements…
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October 1, 2018 in News

Interview: OpenChain Project – Managing Open Source Compliance Across the Software Supply Chain

"One of the key requirements for any quality open source program is to comply with the requirements of open source licences. Companies, especially new entrants to the field, often have…
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September 27, 2018 in News

Announcing Our Fujitsu Educational Case Study

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce our fifth and final major company educational case study. This contribution comes from Fujitsu and is available in both English and Japanese. "Five…
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September 25, 2018 in News

Announcing Our Toyota Educational Case Study

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce our fourth educational case study. This contribution comes from Toyota and is available in both English and Japanese. "Our goal with these case…
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September 21, 2018 in News

Announcing Our Sony Educational Case Study

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce our third educational case study. This contribution comes from Sony and is available in both English and Japanese. "Our Japan Work Group is…
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September 18, 2018 in News

Announcing Our Toshiba Educational Case Study

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce our second educational case study. This contribution comes from Toshiba and is available in both English and Japanese. "The OpenChain Japan Work Group…
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September 12, 2018 in News

Announcing Our Panasonic Educational Case Study

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the first in a new series of open source educational case studies. Panasonic takes center stage today with an overview of their activities…
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September 11, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Our First Community Representative on the Steering Committee

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Indira Bhatt will act as the OpenChain Community Representative during our inaugural Steering Committee meeting at 8:30am Pacific on the 13th of September.…
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September 5, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ FINOS Open Source Strategy Forum in London

Andrew Katz from Moorcrofts LLP - an OpenChain Partner Company - has been confirmed as a speaker at the Open Source Strategy Forum. The Open Source Strategy Forum, presented by FINOS,…
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September 4, 2018 in News

Mark Gisi from OpenChain @ SPDX General Meeting

Mark Gisi, chair of the OpenChain Project Specification Work Team, will take center stage during the next SPDX General meeting on Thurs, Sept 6, 8am PDT / 10 am CDT /…
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August 29, 2018 in News

Slidedeck – OpenChain: Great Open Source Compliance For Everyone

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of a new slide deck that includes a reference script in the speaker notes. This slide deck can help anyone…
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August 28, 2018 in News

OpenChain – A Video Guide to Self-Certification

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the release of a video presentation explaining the free online process for self-certification to the OpenChain Specification. This presentation is suitable for companies…
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August 28, 2018 in News, Uncategorized

OpenChain – A Video Overview

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the release of an overview video presentation. This presentation explains the challenges the project solves and how companies of all sizes can frame…
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August 20, 2018 in News

Help Improve The Draft OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Russian

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that we now have a draft of the OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Russian. This document was contributed by Denis Dorotenko at Yandex and…
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August 20, 2018 in News

Help Improve The Draft OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Hindi

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that we now have a draft of the OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Hindi. This document was contributed by Shuvajit Mitra at Infosys and it…
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August 17, 2018 in News

OpenChain Social Event @ Open Source Summit North America

The OpenChain Project will host a social event adjacent to Open Source Summit North America. It takes place after our official workshop and will be held at the Mosaic Grille in…
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August 17, 2018 in News

OpenChain Workshop @ Open Source Summit North America

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce we will host an open source license compliance workshop adjacent to Open Source Summit. The workshop will feature new compliance reference material, new…
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July 18, 2018 in News

OpenChain in Taiwan – 3 Days – 3 Workshops – August 9th to 12th

The OpenChain Project is hosting three free workshops in Taipei during August. These are designed around the COSCUP Conference and will provide everything from compliance basics through to deep dives.…
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July 17, 2018 in News

OpenChain Keynotes @ FOSS4G-Europe

The OpenChain Project took center stage at the FOSS4G-Europe Conference with a keynote by Malcolm Bain of ID Law Partners, an OpenChain Partner Organization. This event brings the European FOSS4G community…
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July 17, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Legal Track @ COSCUP – 12th August

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a legal track at the upcoming COSCUP event in Taipei, Taiwan. This event will start at 9:30 in the…
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July 17, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Four More Japanese Case Studies

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the release of four anonymous open source compliance case studies from Japan. These case studies mark the conclusion of our sequence of releases…
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July 16, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Second Set Of Reference Tooling Slides

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the release of a second set of tooling slides. These slides were contributed by Software Compliance Academy, one of our strategic partners in…
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July 12, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Three Consumer Devices Case Studies

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce three consumer device company case studies. These encompass company approaches, priorities and engagement with OpenChain. They are provided in anonymous format from major…
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July 12, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Second Workshop in Taipei – 9th August

The OpenChain Project will host an open source compliance workshop in Taipei on the 9th of August in collaboration with Moxa Systems. This free workshop is targeted towards a general…
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July 10, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Workshop @ OCF – 10th August

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a compliance workshop in partnership with Open Culture Foundation (OCF) in Taipei, Taiwan. This event is in partnership…
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June 21, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project @ Open Source Summit Japan – The Slides

The OpenChain Project is delighted to make our slides from Open Source Summit Japan 2018 available to all parties. These slides are licensed under the CC-0 (effectively public domain) license.…
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June 21, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Japanese Website

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our Japanese website will launch in July. This website and accompanying free, online conformance questionnaire, will allow Japanese companies of all sizes…
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June 21, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project Announces Hitachi Solutions Case Study

The OpenChain Project is proud to announce the release of an open source compliance case study from Hitachi. This case study joins our growing body of examples and knowledge-sharing from…
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June 21, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project Announces Fujitsu Case Study

The OpenChain Project is proud to announce the release of an open source compliance case study from Fujitsu. This case study joins our growing body of examples and knowledge-sharing from…
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June 21, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project Announces Toyota Case Study

The OpenChain Project is proud to announce the release of an open source compliance case study from Toyota. This case study joins our growing body of examples and knowledge-sharing from…
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June 21, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Japanese Checklists

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of Japanese checklists to assist with open source compliance and OpenChain conformance. These checklists are part of the project's curriculum…
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June 21, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project Announces Japanese Onboarding Material

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of onboarding material in Japanese. These documents are intended to help companies quickly understand the purpose and value of OpenChain,…
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June 21, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ Toyota’s Keynote in Open Source Summit Japan

The OpenChain Project took center stage during Toyota's keynote at Open Source Summit Japan. Masato Endo explained how our community makes open source compliance more accessible, effective and cost efficient. He highlighted…
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June 14, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces WeChat Group for China

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the creation of a WeChat group to share news with the Chinese community. Everyone is invited to join and to contribute to our…
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June 14, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ FOSS Compliance Intensive Seminar Berlin

The OpenChain Project will be featured at a workshop co-organized by our partner Software Compliance Academy and the experienced open source company KDAB in Berlin on the 14th and 15th…
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June 14, 2018 in News

OpenChain Workshop @ FOSS Backstage

The OpenChain Project ran a well-attended workshop at the FOSS Backstage event in Berlin on the 14th of June. The workshop discussed the OpenChain standard, reference materials, and how projects…
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June 14, 2018 in News

OpenChain Keynote @ FOSS Backstage

The OpenChain Project was featured during the opening keynote of FOSS Backstage on the 14th of June. The keynote was delivered by Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director, and was focused…
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June 13, 2018 in News

OpenChain Japan Work Group @ Toyota in Nagoya

The OpenChain Japan Work Group held its fourth formal meeting on the 13th of June at the Toyota Midland Square Facility in Nagoya. The meeting was attended by over 40…
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June 10, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Two New Partners

The OpenChain Project is proud to announce that Source Code Control (UK) and EACG (Germany) have joined our pilot partner program. These two organizations have a long history of providing…
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June 10, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Automotive Case Studies

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of three automotive case studies. These case studies are an anonymous output of the recent Legal and Licensing Workshop in…
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June 10, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Redesigned Website

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce a redesigned website that makes it easier than ever to find information about conformance and reference material for companies of all sizes using…
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June 7, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Sony Case Study

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of a case study from Sony. This contribution is part of the output of our excellent Japan Work Group and…
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June 7, 2018 in News

OpenChain Workshop at LinuxCon China – Schedule and Registration Details

The OpenChain Project will host a Compliance Workshop from 8am to 12 noon on the 25th of June at LinuxCon China (Beijing). Everyone is invited to attend free of charge.…
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June 5, 2018 in News, Uncategorized

Reminder: Fourth Meeting of the OpenChain Japan Work Group

The OpenChain Japan Work Group has its fourth meeting at Toyota's Midland Square offices on the 13th of June. Representatives from more than 20 companies are already confirmed to attend.…
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June 5, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Hitachi Case Study

The OpenChain Project today announces the release of the second case study from the Japan Work Group. This case study features Hitachi and is available in English and Japanese. This…
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May 31, 2018 in News

OpenChain Announces Japanese Case Studies

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our Japan Work Group has produced a series of case-studies in English and Japanese from named and anonymous members of the local…
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May 17, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ Asian Legal Network Beijing

The next Asian Legal Network event will take place on the 28th May in Beijing. OpenChain Project will be featured in a keynote speech. This will lay the foundation for…
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May 16, 2018 in News

Announcing the OpenChain Workshop @ LinuxCon China

Announcing the OpenChain Workshop @ LinuxCon China 08:00~12:00 on June 25 2018 in Beijing. Local and International Open Source Compliance. Free for all to attend. OpenChain 项目将于 6 月 25…
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May 16, 2018 in News, Uncategorized

OpenChain Releases Compliance Process Kanban Guides

The OpenChain Project is delighted to release two reference kanban workflows, one contributed from ID Law Partners in Spain and the other contributed from Source Code Control in the UK.…
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May 16, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ COSCUP Taiwan 2018 – Legal Track, Multiple Speakers

The OpenChain Project will be featured at (and a sponsor of) COSCUP in Taipei on the 11th and 12th of August 2018. Our project leader Shane Coughlan along with Japanese…
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May 15, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project Announces Tooling Overview Slides

OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that we have received tooling overview slides from Software Compliance Academy in Germany. This contribution provides a high level overview and more specific explanations…
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May 15, 2018 in News

FOSS Compliance Seminar Featuring OpenChain in Berlin

The Software Compliance Academy will host a FOSS Compliance Seminar on June 14th to 15th in Berlin. This seminar will feature the OpenChain Specification and reference material, providing a great…
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May 15, 2018 in News

OpenChain Onboarding Slides in German

The OpenChain Project has received a contribution of localized onboarding slides from Bird & Bird in Germany. This short deck is designed to help organizations without prior knowledge of OpenChain…
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May 14, 2018 in News

OpenChain Workshop in Taipei

Today features the second OpenChain Workshop in Taipei. This event builds on a compliance workshop held during April and marks another step towards the Legal Track that OpenChain will help…
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May 14, 2018 in News

Toyota and Strategic Engagement with Compliance via OpenChain

Toyota has built strong ties into the global open source development community and into areas related to open source patent non-aggression and copyright compliance. During the Legal & Licensing Workshop…
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May 11, 2018 in News

Meet the OpenChain Conformance and Compliance Checklist

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the immediate availability of a Conformance and Compliance Checklist to assist with quick, easy and effective adoption of key requirements for quality open source…
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May 11, 2018 in News

OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Japanese

The OpenChain Specification Version 1.2 is now available in Japanese. You can get it here in PDF format. Version 1.2 is the result of the contributions of more than 150…
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April 30, 2018 in News

Save the Date: Fourth Meeting of the OpenChain Japan Work Group

The OpenChain Japan Work Group will hold its fourth meeting at Toyota's Midland Square offices on the 13th of June. This event builds on the recent meeting held at Panasonic's…
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April 19, 2018 in News

The Third Meeting of the Japan Work Group

The third meeting of the OpenChain Japan Work Group took place at the Panasonic headquarters in Osaka. This event was attended by around 30 people representing 15 organizations. Topics on…
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April 19, 2018 in News

Announcing the OpenChain Specification Version 1.2

The OpenChain Project is excited to announce the availability of the OpenChain Specification version 1.2. This document presents a refined, easier to understand and easier to translate format. Our goal…
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April 18, 2018 in News

NodeWeavers – A New OpenChain Conformant Organization

The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome NodeWeaver as our latest organization with an OpenChain conformant program. NodeWeaver is a zero-management hyperconverged infrastructure - that integrates storage, networking and virtualization…
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April 18, 2018 in News

AB EHR – A New OpenChain Conformant Organization

The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome AB EHR as an organization with an OpenChain Conformant program. Their participation is especially valued as it ties into collaboration with NHS England,…
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April 18, 2018 in News

The First OpenChain Case Study

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the release of our first case study, a collaboration with NHS England, NHS Digital and AB EHR. This case study offers an insight…
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April 18, 2018 in News

OpenChain LLW Outcomes: Case Study Template

During the Legal and Licensing Workshop in Barcelona on the 18th of April there was a workshop with a focus on useful templates for open source compliance activities. One of…
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April 18, 2018 in News

OpenChain featured in the IFOSSLR

OpenChain has been featured in the latest issue of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review. This publication is the first law journal dedicated to open source and…
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April 18, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ The Legal and Licensing Workshop Barcelona

The OpenChain Project was featured in a workshop and a keynote speech at the recent Legal and Licensing Workshop in Barcelona. This event, hosted by the Legal Network, provides an annual…
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April 12, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ Asian Legal Network Seoul

The OpenChain Project in collaboration with Open Invention Network hosted a get-together in Korea. This was a small event centered around a meal in the city center. Our goal was…
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April 10, 2018 in News

Software Compliance Academy highlights OpenChain at Seminar

The Software Compliance Academy (one of the OpenChain Pilot Partner Program participants) ran a workshop in Germany on the 9th of April to discuss compliance. Naturally OpenChain was featured high…
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April 6, 2018 in News

OpenChain @ Asian Legal Network Tokyo

The OpenChain Project was featured at the first Asian Legal Network meeting of 2018 in Tokyo on the 6th of April. This event provided an opportunity to unpack the latest…
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March 22, 2018 in News

OpenChain at ZVEI

Software Compliance Academy highlighted the OpenChain Project, curriculum, training and specification at an event hosted on the 22nd March by ZVEI. This event marks the first major workshop featuring OpenChain…
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February 19, 2018 in News

Latest OpenChain Curriculum Draft in Simplified Chinese

Latest OpenChain Curriculum Draft in Simplified Chinese San Francisco, United States, February 19, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the draft OpenChain Curriculum in Simplified Chinese for Specification…
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February 19, 2018 in News

Latest OpenChain Curriculum in Traditional Chinese

Latest OpenChain Curriculum in Traditional Chinese San Francisco, United States, February 19, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the OpenChain Curriculum in Traditional Chinese for Specification 1.1. This…
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February 17, 2018 in News

Save the Date: OpenChain Curriculum Workshop in Taipei

Save the Date: OpenChain Curriculum Workshop in Taipei Yokohama, Japan, February 17, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project in partnership with the Open Culture Foundation (Taiwan) will hold a workshop between 13:30…
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February 15, 2018 in News

Save the Date: OpenChain Japan Work Group Announces Second Meeting Details

Save the Date: OpenChain Japan Work Group Announces Second Meeting Details Yokohama, Japan, February 15, 2017 -- OpenChain Japan Work Group will hold its second meeting on the 22nd of February…
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February 13, 2018 in News

Save the Date: OpenChain Project at the BCS Compliance Workshop in London

Save the Date: OpenChain Project at the BCS Compliance Workshop in London San Francisco, United States, February 13, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured at an open source compliance…
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February 12, 2018 in News

Save the Date: OpenChain Project Face-to-Face at the Leadership Summit

Save the Date: OpenChain Project Face-to-Face at the Leadership Summit Yokohama, Japan, February 15, 2017 -- The next OpenChain face-to-face will take place during the Open Source Leadership Summit in California in…
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February 10, 2018 in News

Make a Note: OpenChain Project in Taiwan and China – Plans for Q1 / Q2

Make a Note: OpenChain Project in Taiwan and China - Plans for Q1 / Q2 Yokohama, Japan, February 10, 2017 -- In collaboration with local partners the OpenChain Project is exploring the…
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January 15, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project face-to-face at the Open Source Leadership Summit

OpenChain Project face-to-face at the Open Source Leadership Summit SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 15, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will host a series of face-to-face meetings during the forthcoming Open…
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January 14, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project to feature at an event hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

OpenChain Project to feature at an event hosted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 14, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured at an…
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January 14, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project announces third Japan Work Group meeting

OpenChain Project announces third Japan Work Group meeting SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 14, 2017 -- The Japan Work Group of the OpenChain Project will hold its second meeting at the…
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January 14, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project announces second Japan Work Group meeting

OpenChain Project announces second Japan Work Group meeting SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 14, 2017 -- The Japan Work Group of the OpenChain Project will hold its second meeting at the…
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January 13, 2018 in News

OpenChain featured on the OWASP 24/7 podcast

OpenChain featured on the OWASP 24/7 podcast SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 13, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project has been featured on the latest edition of Mark Miller's OWASP 24/7 Podcast.…
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January 9, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project to keynote at FOSS Backstage

OpenChain Project to keynote at FOSS Backstage SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 9, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured in an opening keynote at FOSS Backstage 2018. FOSS Backstage…
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January 9, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project to keynote at Linaro Connect

OpenChain Project to keynote at Linaro Connect SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 9, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured in an opening keynote at Linaro Connect 2018. Linaro Connect…
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January 9, 2018 in News

OpenChain Project to be featured at the World Intellectual Property Forum

OpenChain Project to be featured at the World Intellectual Property Forum SAN FRANCISCO, United States, January 9, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured at the World Intellectual Property Forum on…
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December 25, 2017 in News

The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Traditional Chinese

The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Traditional Chinese SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 25, 2017 -- Our seasonal gift this year comes from Lucien Lin of the Open Culture Foundation in Taiwan.…
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December 22, 2017 in News

The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Simplified Chinese

The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Simplified Chinese SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 22, 2017 -- OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our reference Curriculum Flowcharts, originally contributed from the book…
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December 21, 2017 in News

The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Korean

The OpenChain Curriculum Flowcharts in Korean SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 21, 2017 -- OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our reference Curriculum Flowcharts, originally contributed from the book 'Practical…
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December 19, 2017 in News

The OpenChain Project in Taiwan

The OpenChain Project in Taiwan SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 19, 2017 -- OpenChain Project representatives will meet with members of the Open Culture Foundation (OCF) in Taipei on the 26th of…
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December 15, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project announces Japanese Study Group

OpenChain Project announces Japanese Study Group SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 15, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that on the 27th of December our first Japanese Study…
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December 10, 2017 in News

Presentation Slides from EOLE now available

Presentation Slides from EOLE now available SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 10, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project was featured in a talk by Malcolm Bain of ID Law Partners at the…
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December 5, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project featured at Legal Network Roundtable

OpenChain Project featured at Legal Network Roundtable SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 5, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured at the Legal Network Roundtable held at the Amadeus offices…
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December 5, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project featured at Linux Foundation Legal Summit

OpenChain Project featured at Linux Foundation Legal Summit SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 4, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured at the Linux Foundation Legal Summit on the 5th…
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December 3, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project featured at EOLE

OpenChain Project featured at EOLE SAN FRANCISCO, United States, December 3, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be highlighted at the forthcoming EOLE event in Paris. Malcolm Bain from ID Law…
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November 29, 2017 in News

The benefits of the OpenChain Project in one page

The OpenChain Project in one page SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 29, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to share the latest output from our volunteer onboarding work team: a…
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November 28, 2017 in News

The OpenChain Project announces improved FAQs

The OpenChain Project announces improved FAQs SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 28, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project has three pillars supported by dedicated work teams. The OpenChain Specification defines a core…
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November 23, 2017 in News

The two most recent OpenChain Project talks are available on SlideShare

The two most recent OpenChain Project talks are available SlideShare SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 24, 2017 -- 'Update on OpenChain: now we really begin' from the SFLC Fall Conference and…
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November 16, 2017 in News

‘Update on OpenChain’ at the SFLC Fall Conference

'Update on OpenChain' at the SFLC Fall Conference SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 16, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project was featured at the SFLC Fall Conference on the 3rd of November.…
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November 14, 2017 in News

Japanese Reference Training Slides for OpenChain Specification 1.1

Japanese Reference Training Slides for OpenChain Specification 1.1 SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 15, 2017 --The Japanese translation of OpenChain Curriculum slides has been updated for OpenChain Specification 1.1 by our…
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November 10, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project @ Open Compliance Summit

OpenChain Project @ Open Compliance Summit SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 8, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will feature in several talks at the Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama, Japan between the…
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November 8, 2017 in News

The OpenChain Reference Training Slides in Japanese

The OpenChain Reference Training Slides in Japanese SAN FRANCISCO, United States, November 8, 2017 --The Japanese translation of OpenChain Curriculum slides has been updated for OpenChain Specification 1.0 by our volunteer…
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November 3, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project, SPDX and Hyperledger

OpenChain Project, SPDX and Hyperledger NEW YORK, United States, November 3, 2017 -- In 2016 a sub-project began to explore how the benefits of the Blockchain could be leveraged to assist…
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November 3, 2017 in News

We’ve Updated the OpenChain Project Website

We've Updated the OpenChain Project Website NEW YORK, United States, November 3, 2017 -- As the OpenChain Project has grown, we've worked to create more resources for our community. To that…
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November 3, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project to Feature at the SFLC Fall Conference

OpenChain Project to Feature at SFLC Fall Conference NEW YORK, United States, November 3, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured in a talk entitled 'Update on OpenChain: Now we really…
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October 25, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project to Feature at the Open Source Entrepreneur Network Symposium

OpenChain Project to Feature at the Open Source Entrepreneur Network Symposium SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 26, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured in a talk entitled 'Managing Internal or External…
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October 24, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Welcomes Comcast As A Platinum Member

OpenChain Project Welcomes Comcast As A Platinum Member SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 24, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Comcast has become a Platinum Member and…
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October 23, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Welcomes Sony As A Platinum Member

OpenChain Project Welcomes Sony As A Platinum Member SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 23, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is proud to announce that Sony has become a Platinum Member and…
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October 16, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project to Feature at the Fifth Annual DLA Piper Global Intellectual Property Symposium

OpenChain Project to Feature at the Fifth Annual DLA Piper Global Intellectual Property Symposium SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 16, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured in talks by Endo…
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October 12, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Releases Quick Start Package

OpenChain Project Releases Quick Start Package SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 12, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is proud to announce the release of an expanded Quick Start package. It consists…
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October 11, 2017 in News

你好!The OpenChain Specification is in Chinese

你好!The OpenChain Specification is in Chinese SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 11, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that official translations of the OpenChain Specification in Simplified and…
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October 10, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Announces Open Session at Open Source Summit Europe

OpenChain Project Announces Open Session at Open Source Summit Europe SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 10, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will hold an Open Session at Open Source Summit Europe…
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October 5, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Announces Two Talks At Open Source Summit Europe

OpenChain Project Announces Two Talks At Open Source Summit Europe SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 5, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will be featured in two talks at the Open Source…
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October 4, 2017 in News

Bonjour! The OpenChain Specification Is In French

Bonjour! The OpenChain Specification Is In French SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 4, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that the OpenChain Specification version 1.1 now has an…
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October 3, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Sponsors Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama

OpenChain Project Sponsors Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 3, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is proud to sponsor the Open Compliance Summit scheduled for November 16th…
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September 28, 2017 in News

Commons Conservancy Contributes Material To The OpenChain Project

Commons Conservancy Contributes Material To The OpenChain Project SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 28, 2017 -- The Commons Conservancy has contributed a guide to including license information in software source files…
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September 26, 2017 in News

OSADL Announces Material Contribution To The OpenChain Project

OSADL Announces Material Contribution To The OpenChain Project SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 26, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today announces a commitment from the Open Source Automation Development Lab to…
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September 21, 2017 in News

OpenChain Releases Unofficial Polish Translation

OpenChain Releases Unofficial Polish Translation SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 22, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today announces the release of an unofficial Polish translation of the OpenChain Specification 1.1. "Unofficial…
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September 21, 2017 in News

OpenChain Announces Project Director

OpenChain Announces Project Director SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 21, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that from today Shane Coughlan will act as Project Director from the…
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September 19, 2017 in News

OpenChain Receives Additional Contribution From Moorcrofts

OpenChain Receives Additional Contribution From Moorcrofts SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 19, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our Onboarding Work Team has received an additional contribution of material…
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September 13, 2017 in News

FSFE Contributes REUSE Guide to OpenChain Curriculum

FSFE Contributes REUSE Guide to OpenChain Curriculum SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 13, 2017 --The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Free Software Foundation Europe e.V. (FSFE) has contributed their…
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September 13, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Launches Quick Start Infographic

OpenChain Project Launches Quick Start Infographic SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 13, 2017 --The OpenChain Project has launched a quick start infographic.   "The OpenChain Project makes open source compliance in…
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September 12, 2017 in News

OpenChain to Feature in Two Talks by Marcel Kurzmann

OpenChain to Feature in Two Talks by Marcel Kurzmann SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 11, 2017 --The OpenChain Project will feature in two talks to be delivered by Marcel Kurzmann at…
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September 12, 2017 in News

OpenChain Featured in OSEN Podcast

OpenChain Featured in OSEN Podcast SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 12, 2017 --The OpenChain Project is featured in the latest podcast from The Open Source Entrepreneur Network. "The OpenChain Project is…
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September 11, 2017 in News

OpenChain Curriculum Takes Center Stage at OSSummit

OpenChain Curriculum Takes Center Stage at OSSummit SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 11, 2017 --The OpenChain Curriculum will feature in a talk entitled 'Giving Everyone Access To Open Source Best Practices'…
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September 11, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Welcomes Hitachi

OpenChain Project Welcomes Hitachi SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 11, 2017 --The OpenChain Project is proud to welcome Hitachi as a Platinum Member. Hitachi joins eleven other companies to take a…
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September 7, 2017 in News

OpenChain Referenced in Academic Article

OpenChain Referenced in Academic Article SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 7, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project has been referenced in an academic article by Dirk Riehle and Nikolay Harutyunyan entitled 'License…
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August 31, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Welcomes Toyota

OpenChain Project Welcomes Toyota SAN FRANCISCO, United States, August 31, 2017 --The OpenChain Project is proud to welcome Toyota Motor Corporation as a Platinum Member. Toyota is the first Japanese company…
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August 29, 2017 in News

OpenChain Receives Material Contribution From Moorcrofts

OpenChain Receives Material Contribution From Moorcrofts SAN FRANCISCO, United States, August 29, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our new Onboarding Work Team has received its first…
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August 24, 2017 in News

Hallo! OpenChain is in German

Hallo! OpenChain is in German SAN FRANCISCO, United States, August 24, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that the release of the official German translation of OpenChain Specification…
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August 15, 2017 in News

OpenChain Launches Pilot Partner Program

OpenChain Launches Pilot Partner Program SAN FRANCISCO, United States, August 15, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today announces the launch of a Pilot Partner Program.The OpenChain Project has selected five entities…
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August 11, 2017 in News

OpenChain Expands Portuguese Translations

OpenChain Expands Portuguese Translations SAN FRANCISCO, United States, August 11, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today announces the release of onboarding handouts and slides in Portuguese. "Accessibility is a key issue…
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August 7, 2017 in News

OpenChain Welcomes credativ

OpenChain Welcomes credativ SAN FRANCISCO, United States, August 7, 2017 --The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome credativ to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations. "The addition of credativ brings another…
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August 7, 2017 in News

안녕! OpenChain is in Korean

안녕! OpenChain is in Korean SAN FRANCISCO, United States, August 7, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that the release of the official Korean translation of OpenChain Specification…
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August 2, 2017 in News

你好! OpenChain is in Simplified Chinese

你好! OpenChain is in Simplified Chinese SAN FRANCISCO, United States, August 3, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that the release of OpenChain onboarding material in Simplified Chinese…
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July 28, 2017 in News

OpenChain Welcomes GE Digital

OpenChain Welcomes GE Digital SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 28, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome GE Digital to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations. “Every new participant…
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July 27, 2017 in News

OpenChain Welcomes Endocode

OpenChain Welcomes Endocode SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 27, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is proud to welcome Endocode to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations. “Endocode is an exceptional company,”…
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July 20, 2017 in News

OpenChain Releases Spanish Translation

OpenChain Releases Spanish Translation SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 21, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is proud to announce that the OpenChain Specification is officially available in Spanish. This translation is…
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July 20, 2017 in News

OpenChain Welcomes Lyra Infosystems

OpenChain Welcomes Lyra Infosystems SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 20, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is proud to welcome Lyra Infosystems to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations. Lyra provides a…
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July 20, 2017 in News

OpenChain Receives Further Contributions of Material

OpenChain Receives Further Contributions of Material SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 21, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today announces the contribution and adoption of policy material for inclusion in the OpenChain…
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July 19, 2017 in News

OpenChain Receives Best Practices Contribution

OpenChain Receives Best Practices Contribution SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 20, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today received a contribution of two best practices documents from Ibrahim Haddad, one of the…
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July 19, 2017 in News

OpenChain Welcomes Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions

OpenChain Welcomes Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 20, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to welcome Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations.…
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July 14, 2017 in News

OpenChain Welcomes Source Code Control

OpenChain Welcomes Source Code Control SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 14, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today welcomes Source Code Control to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations. "Source Code Control…
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July 13, 2017 in News

OpenChain Welcomes Togán Labs

OpenChain Welcomes Togán Labs SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 13, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is proud to welcome Togán Labs Ltd. to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations. Céad Mile…
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July 12, 2017 in News

OpenChain FAQ in Japanese

OpenChain FAQ in Japanese SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 13, 2017 -- Today the OpenChain Project received a significant contribution from our Japanese community members. They have just completed our first…
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July 12, 2017 in News

OpenChain Welcomes Ura Design

OpenChain Welcomes Ura Design SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 12, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project is proud to welcome Ura Design to the community of OpenChain Conformant organizations. "Ura Design is…
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July 11, 2017 in News

OpenChain Receives Markdown Contribution

OpenChain Receives Markdown Contribution SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 11, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project has received a contribution of the OpenChain Specification in Markdown format from Thomas Steenbergen. This contribution,…
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July 11, 2017 in News

OpenChain Sees Increased Adoption By Knowledge Providers

OpenChain Sees Increased Adoption By Knowledge Providers SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 11, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project was recently informed that our curriculum is being used by Source Code Control…
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July 9, 2017 in News

OpenChain Adds Social Network Appointments

OpenChain Adds Social Network Appointments SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 10, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today added the ability to book appointments to talk about the project, the specification it…
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June 29, 2017 in News

Source Auditor is the latest OpenChain Conformant Company

Source Auditor is the latest OpenChain Conformant Company SAN FRANCISCO, United States, June 29, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today welcomes Source Auditor to our list of OpenChain Specification Conformant Companies.…
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June 28, 2017 in News

OpenChain Announces Japanese Onboarding Material

OpenChain Announces Japanese Onboarding Material TOKYO, Japan, June 29, 2017 -- The Japanese translation team for the OpenChain Project has released translated versions of our Onboarding Handouts and Slides. This material…
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June 27, 2017 in News

OpenChain Announces New Curriculum Chair

OpenChain Announces New Curriculum Chair Alexios, Curriculum Chair SAN FRANCISCO, United States, June 28, 2017 -- Today the OpenChain Project is delighted to formally welcome Alexios Zavras as the new Curriculum…
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June 22, 2017 in News, Uncategorized

OpenChain Receives Checklist Contribution

OpenChain Receives Checklist Contribution SAN FRANCISCO, United States, June 22, 2017 -- On the 14th of June the OpenChain Project received a contribution of educational flowcharts from Armijn Hemel and Shane…
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June 21, 2017 in News

OpenChain at LinuxCon China – The Talk and Slides

OpenChain at LinuxCon China - The Talk and Slides BEIJING, China (LinuxCon China) June 22, 2017 -- Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager, introduced the OpenChain Project from a business perspective and…
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June 20, 2017 in News

OpenChain Launches Conformance Logo

OpenChain Launches Conformance Logo BEIJING, China (LinuxCon China) June 20, 2017 -- Today the OpenChain Project launched the OpenChain Conformance logo. This logo can be used on websites or marketing material by organizations…
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June 19, 2017 in News

OpenChain at LinuxCon China

OpenChain at LinuxCon China SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2017 -- Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager, will deliver a talk entitled 'Managing the Open Source Supply Chain' at LinuxCon China at…
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June 15, 2017 in News

OpenChain at the Asian Legal Network

OpenChain at the Asian Legal Network SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project will take center stage today at an event hosted by Open Invention Network and DLA Piper…
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June 13, 2017 in News

Olá! The OpenChain Specification 1.1 is in Portuguese

Olá! The OpenChain Specification 1.1 is in Portuguese SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today announced the release of the OpenChain Specification 1.1 in Portuguese. This was made…
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June 6, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Welcomes NextCloud

OpenChain Project Welcomes NextCloud SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today announced that Nextcloud GmbH has become the latest OpenChain Conformant organization. The OpenChain Project, hosted by The…
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May 31, 2017 in News

OpenChain Project Releases Translations and Onboarding Packages

OpenChain Project Releases Translations and Onboarding Packages TOKYO (Open Source Summit Japan), May 31, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project today announced the OpenChain™ Specification is officially available in Japanese and…
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May 31, 2017 in News

Exploring Topical Issues at Open Source Summit Japan

Exploring Topical Issues at Open Source Summit Japan SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2017 -- Shane Coughlan, the OpenChain Program Manager, today discussed 'The Rise of Copyright Trolls' at the Open Source…
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May 30, 2017 in News

Special Seminar to Discuss The OpenChain Project in Seoul

Special Seminar to Discuss The OpenChain Project in Seoul SEOUL, May 30, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project was discussed today at a special seminar hosted by BKL law office in Seoul,…
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May 26, 2017 in News

OpenChain on IRC

OpenChain on IRC SAN FRANCISCO, United States, May 26, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project now has an informal presence on FreeNode. Please note that this is not a formal method of obtaining…
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May 25, 2017 in News

OpenChain Launches Onboarding Material Beta

OpenChain Launches Onboarding Material Beta SAN FRANCISCO, United States, May 25, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project has launched new onboarding handouts and slides into public beta. This material is designed…
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May 18, 2017 in News

OpenChain Specification 1.1 Deep Dive in Linux Weekly News

OpenChain Specification 1.1 Deep Dive in Linux Weekly News SAN FRANCISCO, United States, May 18, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project was featured in an article entitled ‘Inside the OpenChain 1.1…
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May 18, 2017 in News

OpenChain Featured in Linux Weekly News

OpenChain Featured in Linux Weekly News SAN FRANCISCO, United States, May 18, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project was featured in an article entitled ‘License compliance in the open-source supply chain’ in Linux…
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May 15, 2017 in News

OpenChain Launches Monthly Newsletter

OpenChain Launches Monthly Newsletter SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES- (May 15th 2017) --The OpenChain Project today announces the launch of a monthly newsletter to make it quicker and easier to stay up-to-date with developments. “OpenChain has…
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May 1, 2017 in News

OpenChain Featured in Linux Magazine

OpenChain Featured in Linux Magazine SAN FRANCISCO, United States, May 1, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project was featured in an article entitled 'OpenChain Offers Open Source Specification, Education, and Conformance'…
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May 1, 2017 in News

OpenChain Featured in Computer Weekly

OpenChain Featured in Computer Weekly SAN FRANCISCO, United States, May 1, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project was featured in an article entitled 'Linux foundation specification for open software supply chain…
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April 28, 2017 in News

OpenChain Featured in Enterprise Systems Journal

OpenChain Featured in Enterprise Systems Journal BARCELONA, Spain (Free Software Legal and Licensing Workshop), April 28, 2017 -- The OpenChain Project was featured in an article entitled 'Open Source Supply…
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April 27, 2017 in News

OpenChain Specification 1.1 Makes Compliance Easier for Everyone in the Open Source Software Supply Chain

BARCELONA, Spain (Free Software Legal and Licensing Workshop), April 27, 2017 -- The Linux Foundation® today announced the OpenChainTM Specification 1.1 and an accompanying Online Self-Certification service. These allow organizations…
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April 26, 2017 in News

OpenChain for Projects

OpenChain for Projects BARCELONA, SPAIN- (Apr 26th 2017) --The OpenChain Project has recently been the subject of an opinion piece by Jonas Oberg, Executive Director of Free Software Foundation Europe and a…
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April 20, 2017 in News

OpenChain Revamps FAQ

OpenChain Revamps FAQ SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES- (Apr 20th 2017) --The OpenChain Project today announces a revamped Frequently Asked Questions page designed to make participation easier for everyone: https://www.openchainproject.org/faq “There are three Work Teams…
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April 17, 2017 in News

OpenChain is on GitHub

OpenChain is on GitHub SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES- (Apr 17th 2017) --The OpenChain Project today announces a formal presence on GitHub at https://github.com/OpenChain-Project “OpenChain comes from and supports the Open Source community,” says Shane…
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April 6, 2017 in News

OpenChain Announces Strategic Advisors

OpenChain Announces Strategic Advisors SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES- (Apr 6th 2017) --The OpenChain Project today welcomes Catharina Maracke and Matija Šuklje as its first two Strategic Advisors. “Catharina and Matija are long-term…
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March 30, 2017 in News

OpenChain Takes Center Stage at Bar Association CLE

OpenChain Takes Center Stage at Bar Association CLE BOULDER, UNITED STATES- (Mar 30th 2017) --The OpenChain Project will be featured in a talk by Jilayne Lovejoy, Principle Open Source Counsel at ARM and…
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March 20, 2017 in News

OpenChain Welcomes Shane Coughlan as Program Manager

OpenChain Welcomes Shane Coughlan as Program Manager SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES- (Mar 20th 2017) --The Linux Foundation®, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today welcomed Shane Coughlan as the OpenChain…
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October 6, 2016 in News

The Linux Foundation Drives Standardization of Open Source Software Supply Chain

OpenChain™ Project Releases First Specification to Establish Best Practices for Open Source Software Supply Chain BERLIN, GERMANY- (LinuxCon and ContainerCon Europe) --The Linux Foundation®, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management…
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