Last Updated: April 20, 2017
1. Intellectual Property Rights.
a. Rights to the Curriculum material starting from Release 2 are waived according to Creative Commons 0, Version 1.0 Universal (CC0-1.0).
b. The OpenChain Specification, which identifies requirements to effectively manage free and open source software is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CC-BY-4.0).
2. OpenChain Conformance Trademark.
a. The Linux Foundation owns the OpenChain trademark and sponsors the OpenChain Collaborative Project. The OpenChain Collaborative Project produces the OpenChain Specification. For each version of the OpenChain Specification, the OpenChain Collaborative Project will provide an OpenChain logo incorporating the OpenChain trademark and the version number (“OpenChain Conformance Logo”).
b. The Linux Foundation hereby grants you a royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, world-wide license to use the OpenChain Conformance Logo for the sole purpose of indicating your conformance with a specific version of the OpenChain Specification, provided that:
i. You comply with the version of the OpenChain Specification;
ii. You use the relevant OpenChain Conformance Logo for the version of OpenChain Specification version that you comply with; or specify the OpenChain Specification version number in text (i.e., “OpenChain Specification vX.Y”);
iii. You have completed the OpenChain Self-Certification pursuant to Section 3 below and answered the questions truthfully; and
iv. Your organization is currently listed as OpenChain Conformant on https://www.openchainproject.org/conformance for the corresponding version of the specification.
c. Any use of the OpenChain trademarks must otherwise comply with the trademark policy as published by the Linux Foundation here: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.
3. OpenChain Self-Certification
a. Self-Certification process: After completing the OpenChain Self-Certification, the answers you submit will be validated automatically. If you answered all questions correctly, your company will be listed as OpenChain conformant on this page: https://www.openchainproject.org/conformance. If you didn’t answer all the questions correctly, you will be informed that you need to take further steps to achieve conformance.
b. Deleting Companies from the list of OpenChain conformant companies: The OpenChain Collaborative Project reserves the right to delete any company from the list of OpenChain conformant companies at any given time, especially but not limited to cases in which a company complains that they are falsely listed or a third party complains that a company is falsely listed.
c. Editing Answers: You may edit your answers at any time even after submitting your conformance check. Further information on editing answers is available here. Please note that editing answers may lead to your company no longer being OpenChain conformant and to removal from the list of OpenChain conformant companies.