OpenChain Welcomes Shane Coughlan as Program Manager

By March 20, 2017May 15th, 2017News

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 Program Manager.

Shane is an expert in communication, security and business development. His professional accomplishments include spearheading the licensing team that elevated Open Invention Network into the largest patent non-aggression community in history, establishing the leading professional network of Open Source legal experts and aligning stakeholders to launch both the first law journal and the first law book dedicated to Open Source. He has extensive knowledge of Open Source governance, internal process development, supply chain management and community building.

The OpenChain Project is a community effort to establish best practices for effective management of open source software compliance. The project aims to help reduce costs, duplication of effort, and ease friction points in the software supply. The OpenChain Project has three Work Teams that collaborate on future refinements of the OpenChain Specification, to develop training materials and create conformance criteria for organizations.

Platinum Members of the OpenChain Project include Adobe, ARM Holdings, Cisco, GitHub, Harman International, HPE, Qualcomm, Siemens and Wind River.

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