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June 19, 2019

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June 18, 2019

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

June 17, 2019

Wind River is the first OpenChain 2.0 Conformant Organization

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June 19, 2019 in Featured, 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 Featured, 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 Featured, 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 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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