Newsletter – Issue 31 – November 2019


OpenChain Japan Advent Calendar

For the holiday season the OpenChain Japan Work Group will be running new posts about the project and open source compliance in general through 1st to 25th of December.

Big thanks to Watanabe San and Endo San for making this happen!

OpenChain @ ISO Standard 

OpenChain Specification – The ISO Draft Review Process Ends 10th December,

OpenChain @ Interviews

The OpenChain Project continues our community interview series with Nicole in Germany. Learn more about her approach to and work in the technology industry here in an interview that is anchored by the OpenChain Project but covers a wide range of IT and gender related topics.

OpenChain @ Conformance

LG Electronics announces OpenChain Conformance. LGE is the first major Korean company to take this step, cementing their status as a thought leader in the space, and directly building on their active work throughout 2019 in establishing the OpenChain Korea Work Group.

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Fujitsu, a Platinum Member of the OpenChain Project, is the latest OpenChain 2.0 Conformant company. This activity is a continuation of Fujitsu’s long-standing commitment to excellent in open source governance and represents one of the larger OpenChain conformant programs. Fujitsu is the first company in Japan and the eighth globally to achieve OpenChain 2.0 conformance.

OpenChain @ Translations

We are proud to announce the translation of the overview slide deck for the OpenChain Project in the German language:

The OpenChain Project provides extensive reference material to help companies of all sizes adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. Our mission is to help improve compliance across the global supply chain. As part of this initiative, and thanks to the hard work of our exceptional volunteer community in Japan, the OpenChain Project has released supplier education leaflets in Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English and Japanese. Please get your copies below and use them freely. As with all our reference material these are provided under CC-0 licensing, effectively public domain.

OpenChain @ In The News

The OpenChain Project was featured on the OpenUK website. Shane Coughlan wrote about the OpenChain Project and Practical Compliance.

OpenChain Project was featured on the FOSSIDB blog tom November 22th. They kindly made space for an informal, detailed dive into the project, what we are doing today, and why.

OpenChain @ Events

The OpenChain Project was at many events in November. There we go!

OpenChain @ LF Energy Global Summit in Paris, France on the 4th of November:

OpenChain @ Bird&Bird Automotive Seminar in Berlin on the 5th of November:

OpenChain Workshop adjacent to OSS EU in Lyon 

OpenChain @ Asian Legal Network event in Shanghai on the 1st of December:

OpenChain @ OSS EU:
Some of the OpenChain-related talks from Open Source Summit Europe are now available:

The OpenChain Project will be at CES 2020. This initiative is being lead by the OpenChain Japan Work Group. More news to follow soon!

OpenChain @ Work Groups

The OpenChain Automotive Work Group held its second meeting adjacent to Open Source Summit Europe in Lyon during October. We had a full house (people had to sit in the corners).

The OpenChain Japan Work Group has announced the December Meeting Schedule. The 12th OpenChain Japan Work Group will be held on December 19th at NEC (Suganuma, NEC OSS Promotion Center).

OpenChain @ Case Studies

The OpenChain Japan Work Group pioneered a series of super quick case studies to help everyone get to know each other. We believe these can be useful for local Work Groups in every location and want to share a template that can be adapted. The content of this template is not editable because it refers to actual company processes, but the idea and layout can be copied freely.

The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce our latest case study. This time we are exploring how the OpenChain industry standard helps create efficiencies in health tech. You can view the case study online or download it as a PDF. As with all our case studies this release is intended both to highlight the diversity of adopters and to provide practical examples of how companies approach compliance in real world deployment.