Exploring Topical Issues at Open Source Summit Japan

By May 31, 2017August 3rd, 2017News

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 Summit Japan.

“Standards and norms of behavior are critical to the smooth functioning of the international open source community,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “Issues like open source compliance are carefully addressed in a measured, realistic manner by projects such as OpenChain. The vast majority of our energy can and should be focused on such positive activities. At the same time, it is worth exploring challenges posed by actors who may not adhere to the expectations of the community, and to discuss how their actions may be reasonably addressed.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The project builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent. The OpenChain Specification defines a core set of requirements every quality compliance program must satisfy. The OpenChain Curriculum provides the educational foundation for open source processes and solutions, whilst meeting a key requirement of the OpenChain Specification. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements. The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain.

More information is available from the OpenChain Project website at www.openchainproject.org. Companies of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to use the free Online Self-Certification, and to support building a web of trust for open source compliance across the global supply chain.

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