Source Auditor is the latest OpenChain Conformant Company

By June 29, 2017July 9th, 2017News

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.

“We believe OpenChain is an important initiative helping to spread open source compliance practices across the worldwide supply chain, and our customers will benefit greatly from applying these best practices in their own operations,” said Gary O’Neall, co-founder at Source Auditor. “Having provided software and services for open source compliance over the past 10 years as well as multiple contributions to OpenChain, Source Auditor is pleased to announce our OpenChain compliance.”

“I am delighted to welcome Source Auditor to our expanding community of OpenChain Conformant organizations,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “The concept of OpenChain Conformance is simple and powerful: it indicates that an organization has processes for addressing inbound and
outbound open source software from the perspective of license compliance. A key value is OpenChain’s applicability to organizations both large and small. We do not dictate specific processes or specific best practices, but simply that such artifacts exist, allowing companies of all sizes to select the solutions that work best for their market and their context.”

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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