NAVER, a global ICT company, today announces the adoption of ISO/IEC 5230, the International Standard for open source license compliance. As a global leader in search, messaging, cloud, contents, metaverse and digital twin, NAVER has significant engagement with open source technology. The adoption of ISO/IEC 5230 underlines their commitment to excellence in open source process management.
“NAVER started investing in the open source field in 2008 and has continued its efforts to contribute to the open source ecosystem, and internally operates an open source governance system,” says Mincheol Song, Executive Officer of Global Platform Strategy. “With this adoption of ISO/IEC 5230, we are willing to contribute more to the open source ecosystem with OpenChain.”
“NAVER has a significant footprint in the type of domains where open source thrives,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Their adoption of OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230, the standard for open source license compliance, has ramifications for a large part of the global open source supply chain. We are delighted by this development, and we look forward to working closely with the NAVER team to help companies in Korea and beyond use open source effectively and efficiently.”
Founded in 1999, NAVER is Korea’s largest Internet company with hundreds of millions of users worldwide. As a global technology company, it operates the No.1 search engine in Korea, NAVER, as well as other online services, such as LINE mobile messenger, Webtoon and Webnovel publishing, SNOW video camera app and ZEPETO metaverse platform. NAVER recorded sales of KRW 6.8 trillion (USD 5.6 billion) in 2021 and is pursuing changes and innovations in technology platforms through continuous research and development of future technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics and mobility.