Newsletter – Issue 16 – August 2018

Introduction

The OpenChain Project focused on long-term expansion this month. We delivered video and slide solutions to help people understand the project, understand how to accomplish conformance and how to explain the project to third-parties. We also staked our first outreach in Russia and India via new translations. Of course the community was not neglected! We help a fruitful workshop adjacent to Open Source Summit North America. This event provided a great opportunity to open the discussion around the next generation of the OpenChain Specification.

Outreach

This month sees some special releases from the OpenChain Project designed to help people understand the project, understand how to accomplish self-certification and to deliver talks related to the project.

Our overview video explains the challenges the project solves and how companies of all sizes can frame their engagement. It also shows how the “stack” of open source compliance solutions work together to solve challenges quickly and efficiently.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2018/08/28/openchain-a-video-overview

Our self-certification video explains the free online process for companies to confirm they meet the requirements of the OpenChain Specification. This presentation is suitable for companies of all sizes that want to engage with and adopt the OpenChain Specification.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2018/08/28/openchain-a-video-guide-to-self-certification

Our new slide-deck is designed to explain OpenChain internally in companies or to external suppliers/customers. It includes a reference script in the speaker notes.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2018/08/29/slidedeck-openchain-great-open-source-compliance-for-everyone

Events

The OpenChain Project hosted an open source license compliance workshop adjacent to Open Source Summit. It featured new compliance reference material, new training material and new case studies. We had interactive panels and plenty of networking to ensure an excellent opportunity to get the latest and most useful information about compliance.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2018/08/17/openchain-workshop-open-source-summit-north-america

We also hosted a social event adjacent to Open Source Summit North America immediately after our official workshop at the Mosaic Grille in the Hyatt Regency. This provided a great opportunity to informally discuss the project today and where we might go tomorrow.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2018/08/17/openchain-social-event-open-source-summit-north-america

Contributions

The OpenChain Project received two exceptional contributions related to our international expansion.

We received a draft of the OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Russian. This document was contributed by Denis Dorotenko at Yandex and it marks our first major activity to support the Russian market.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2018/08/20/help-improve-the-draft-openchain-specification-1-2-in-russian

We also received a draft of the OpenChain Specification 1.2 in Hindi. This document was contributed by Shuvajit Mitra at Infosys and it marks our first major activity to support the Indian market.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2018/08/20/help-improve-the-draft-openchain-specification-1-2-in-hindi

Summary

The OpenChain Project continues to benefit from its global community, with the message behind the project and supporting materials being contributed on virtually every continent. Extrapolating from this, our next stop will be Africa! But first, we have a busy schedule of events, releases and document revisions in the coming months. Watch this space.

License and Trademarks

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