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, hosted on GitHub, allows us to explore options for greater flexibility in future development and delivery of our industry standard. The document can be found here: https://github.com/tsteenbe/openchain-spec
“OpenChain is made up of an extraordinary community of individuals and companies united by a single mission,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “We want to make engagement with open source as efficient and as useful as possible. Making our material available in more formats is one aspect of this. Thomas has provided our Specification Work Team with an invaluable resource to help guide future discussions.”
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.
- The OpenChain Specification in Markdown
- The OpenChain Conformance page
- The list of OpenChain Conformant companies
- Get this guide and many more documents in the OpenChain Reference Library
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.
# # #
The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.