OpenChain Receives Material Contribution From Moorcrofts

By August 29, 2017News

OpenChain Receives Material Contribution From Moorcrofts

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, August 29, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that our new Onboarding Work Team has received its first donation of material from Moorcrofts, an OpenChain Partner.

“Last week our Onboarding Work Team quietly launched,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “Lead by Nathan Kumagai, our contributors are collaborating to build materials that make it easier for any organization to understand and participate in OpenChain. We started with an existing handout and slides to explain OpenChain, and a work-in-progress “OpenChain for Managers” document. Our goal was to improve this material to create “packs” that make OpenChain adoption easier for companies of all sizes. The contribution of a comprehensive company onboarding document by Moorcrofts has gotten us off to a flying start and underlines the tremendous value of the collaborative community that we are building. Naturally we are licensing everything from the Onboarding Team under CC-0 so anyone can remix for any purpose.”

“We’re delighted to see OpenChain momentum continuing to grow and, most importantly, move from “this is a great idea” to “we’re doing this!”,” says Andrew Katz, Partner at Moorcrofts. “There’s no doubt that OpenChain is exactly what the industry needs, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

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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