Synopsys has been announced as a global third-party certifier for OpenChain ISO 5230, the International Standard for open source license compliance. They join PwC and TUV SUD in providing such services.
“Establishing trust in open source is a continual journey with growing obligations,” says Jacob Wilson, Senior Security Consultant with the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. “Becoming an OpenChain 3rd party certifier allows Synopsys to promote the ISO/IEC 5230:2020 Standard and OpenChain community.”
“Welcoming Synopsys as a third-party certifier is an important milestone in two respects for the OpenChain Project,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Firstly, they have exceptional reach to provide certification services to a worldwide customer base, and this will be beneficial for the both the OpenChain community and the broader open source market. Secondly, as the third entity providing such services, the OpenChain community now has significant freedom of choice when seeking vendor support.”