OpenChain Receives Best Practices Contribution

By July 19, 2017September 26th, 2017News

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 most respected figures in open source governance and compliance matters. These two documents, Recommended Practices For Compliance Professionals and Recommended Engineering Practices, will be used to build out our future curriculum material. As with all material contributed to the curriculum of OpenChain these documents will be made available under CC-0 (public domain) licensing so that everyone can use, study, share and improve them in any way.

“The OpenChain Curriculum started as a set of training slides to help organizations meet the requirements of 1.2 of the OpenChain Specification,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “We quickly completed that task and considered where we could go next. The answer, as with so many others, lies in our community. We have seen terrific adoption of the curriculum slides and requests to provide further information. Knowledge has been flowing into OpenChain in the form of checklists, flowcharts and recommended practices. Our new Chair of Curriculum, Alexios Zavras from Intel, is collecting this material into a repository that will – in time – provide a unique launching point for open source training, process improvement and governance.”

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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

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