OSADL Announces Material Contribution To The OpenChain Project
SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 26, 2017 — The OpenChain Project today announces a commitment from the Open Source Automation Development Lab to provide reference license requirement checklists to the OpenChain Curriculum. The full project description is available today from the OSADL website. This material, as with all material contributed to the OpenChain Project, is licensed under CC-0.
“OSADL’s work to create reference license requirement checklists offers an intriguing opportunity to support increased automation when dealing with inbound or outbound software,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “The contribution of this material to the OpenChain Curriculum provides us with an interesting platform not only to educate and inform, but also to collaborate with sister projects such as SPDX and FOSSology in the development and dissemination of improved approaches to open source license management.”
“The project to create trusted checklists of open source license obligations has created quite some enthusiasm long before it was launched, and it looks like contributors are waiting in the wings,” says Dr. Carsten Emde, General Manager of Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) eG. “We here at OSADL are looking forward to hosting a great project the results of which will be contributed to the OpenChain initiative and subsequently embark on a successful journey around the world.”
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.