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FOSSID Webinar: OpenChain, Standardization and Real World Deployment – April 29th @ 2pm Pacific

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Max Gnipping of FOSSID and Shane Coughlan of OpenChain will co-host a free, interactive webinar to discuss OpenChain, standardization and the path to real world utilization. This is an event hosted by our partners at FOSSID and is open to everyone. It is a great way to get started with our industry standard or to explore cross-division adoption.

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Siemens Announces OpenChain 2.0 Conformance

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Siemens, an OpenChain Platinum Member and pioneer of adoption around our standard, has announced OpenChain 2.0 conformance. This builds on their previous public work in describing their journey and announcing 1.1 conformance in April 2017.

“The adoption of OpenChain 2.0 by Siemens continues their leadership in the space of open source compliance,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “This version of our standard is functionally identical to our ISO submission, positioning Siemens to become one of the first companies to adhere to our ISO release later in 2020. My congratulations to Oliver and all the team. I look forward to taking next steps together.”

OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group – Meeting #13 – Presentation Slides

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The OpenChain Reference Tooling Work Group held its 13th meeting on the 8th of April.

You can find the recordings of Scot Petersons presentation as well as his presentations slides here:

https://github.com/Open-Source-Compliance/Sharing-creates-value/tree/master/Tooling-Landscape/Meeting-Material/Meeting-20200408

Catch up on minutes from all previous meetings

OpenChain Webinar #2: OpenChain in China (Maggie) and OpenChain at Facebook (Michael) – Coming April 20th

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The OpenChain Project has launched a series of bi-weekly free webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. We hold our second meeting on Monday the 20th of April at 5pm Pacific (8am Tuesday in Beijing and Taipei, 9am Tuesday in Seoul and Tokyo) with two guest speakers.

Maggie Wang will speak about OpenChain in China. Maggie’s background ranges from working as an in-house at Huawei to acting as the China representative for Ladas and Parry. Her unique experience in-house and as outside counsel positions her perfectly to help contextualize where we are with regards compliance, standardization and business reality in one of our most important markets.

Michael Cheng will speak about OpenChain at Facebook, a topic that ranges from adoption activity and broader leadership in the compliance space by the company. His perspective will provide added value given the simultaneous decision by Facebook, Google and Uber to join OpenChain as Platinum Members in late 2018, and plenty of runway for our audience to ask questions about real-life lessons learned.

Each talk will run for 10~15 minutes and there will be plenty of time for questions, comments and suggestions. As with all OpenChain Project activities, our goal is to facilitate knowledge-sharing between peers.

Everyone is invited to join this free webinar via zoom. It will also be recorded and made available later on our website.

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Webinar: Supply Chain Governance + Container Compliance – Full Recording

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This webinar covers Supply Chain Governance and Container Compliance.

Our Presenters

Dr. Nikolay Harutyunyan spoke about ‘Corporate Open Source Governance of Software Supply Chains’, a talk based on recently published research constituting material from a literature review of 87 publications, a qualitative survey of 20 primary materials and 21 expert interviews at 15 companies. This bridged into a 2.5-year longitudinal study into a company that was just getting started with open source governance and following their evolution.

Armijn Hemel, MSc spoke about Docker container compliance. He has an extensive background as an internationally recognized expert in the field of GPL license compliance engineering with a particular focus on practical solutions to real-world product and service challenges. While best known for his work in embedded technology, Armijn has been exploring the topic of container compliance in recent years, and has been at the forefront of defining best practices in this space.

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This is OpenChain Webinar #1, released on 2020-04-08.

OpenChain Japan Work Group – Sub-Group Webinar

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The OpenChain Japan Work Group’s latest event will feature reports from six sub-groups: promotion, FAQ, education, leaflet, licensing and tooling. Everyone is invited. This event will be in Japanese.

場所: Zoom
開催日:2020年4月23日(木)
スケジュール案:
13:00 – 13:05 Opening
13:05 – 13:20 Promotion subgroup
13:20 – 13:25 QA
13:25 – 13:40 FAQ subgroup
13:40 – 13:45 QA
(break)
13:55 – 14:10 Education subgroup
14:10 – 14:15 QA
14:15 – 14:30 Leaflet subgroup
14:30 – 14:35 QA
(break)
14:45 – 15:00 License info subgroup
15:00 – 15:05 QA
15:05 – 15:20 Tooling subgroup
15:20 – 15:25 QA
15:25 – 15:30 Closing

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OpenChain Specification 2.0 Available In Russian

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The official reference translation of the OpenChain Specification 2.0 is now available in Russian thanks to Denis Dorotenko (Yandex) and Pavel Lugovoy (independent counsel). This marks another important milestone for our project, providing greatly increased geographic coverage for our work, and helping to support engagement in a country with a long history of technology leadership.

Get OpenChain 2.0 In Russian (PDF)

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OpenChain Virtual Meeting Support – Open to All

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The OpenChain Project has a global community of organizations working together to make open source compliance faster, easier and more effective. We have local work teams in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India and Germany, as well as international work teams covering automotive, reference tooling and education.

With physical meetings on pause due to COVID-19 we are providing enhanced support for remote meetings to our work teams, to organizations and to people who want to make use of remote conferencing. Our Zoom room provides you with video chat for up to 100 people, screen sharing and other features to run meetings, webinars and round tables. There is no cost and there are no restrictions to use as long as the topic is open source compliance.

You can book a meeting at the link below. Each meeting slot is 1 hour. Priority is for OpenChain meetings, so other compliance discussion bookings may be adjusted if there is overlap. We do not envision this happening often.

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Please note: the organizer or host should schedule a meeting on our system and then invite their attendees separately. Our booking system is just for letting organizers know which slots are available. All meetings take place without passwords or entry codes. All meetings have video and audio recorded by our system for potential later review.

The OpenChain Webinars: Bi-Weekly Connections Across The World

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Over the last three years the OpenChain Project has held bi-weekly calls on the First Monday (9am Pacific) and Third Monday (5pm Pacific) of each month. These calls have driven forward our standard for open source compliance and a large corpus of supportive reference material. Today we are at an inflection point and we have an opportunity to enhance our service to the global community.

With less emphasis right now on editing our standard (the forthcoming ISO version is fully baked) and our reference material largely produced via local work teams, there is an opportunity to launch an on-going series of webinars that provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events.

We kick off on Monday the 6th of April at 9am Pacific with two guest speakers.

Dr. Nikolay Harutyunyan will speak about ‘Corporate Open Source Governance of Software Supply Chains’, a talk based on recently published research constituting material from a literature review of 87 publications, a qualitative survey of 20 primary materials and 21 expert interviews at 15 companies. This bridged into a 2.5-year longitudinal study into a company that was just getting started with open source governance and following their evolution.

Armijn Hemel, MSc will speak about Docker container compliance. He has an extensive background as an internationally recognized expert in the field of GPL license compliance engineering with a particular focus on practical solutions to real-world product and service challenges. While best known for his work in embedded technology, Armijn has been exploring the topic of container compliance in recent years, and has been at the forefront of defining best practices in this space.

Each talk will run for 10~15 minutes and there will be plenty of time for questions, comments and suggestions. As with all OpenChain Project activities, our goal is to facilitate knowledge-sharing between peers.

Everyone is invited to join this free webinar via zoom. It will also be recorded and made available later on our website. Additionally, our Third Monday April webinar schedule will be announced soon. Watch this space.

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OpenChain in Q2 – Continuing Leadership, Continuing Support

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The global lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19 is a unique historical moment. We are seeing both great success and great challenges in addressing this disease, and at all times there is an awareness that it can impact our close friends and families. To a large extent the OpenChain community is fortunate. Many of our companies allow us to work from home. Many of us are near excellent health services. We are well-positioned to weather this storm.

That said, COVID-19 has disrupted all of our supply chains and it has created a situation where face-to-face meetings have been completely supplemented by remote services. Different companies are at different stages in using such systems and we inevitably face a combination of adjusted priorities and delays in this situation. Open source license compliance is just one component among thousands as we collectively try to maintain services and to bring products to market in a changed world.

During Q1 our community has continued to function effectively. We launched our German Work Group. Our Asian work groups (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India) either proceeded entirely remotely or deferred certain activities while continuing core work remotely. Our global automotive and reference tooling work groups continue to bring people together and – in the case of tooling – edge ever closer to describing fully-formed methods for companies to deploy open source tooling for open source compliance automation. Most importantly, our work in bringing OpenChain through the ISO process has continued, and we remain on track for deployment as an official ISO standard in 1H 2020. 

Looking forward I would highlight three activities that can help drive us forward and address immediate market requirements.

  1. We keep pushing our ISO work. This will be a critical development for assisting sales and procurement departments in their understanding, adoption and deployment of our industry standard.
  2. We work to bridge the physical divide that our community faces due to the pandemic. To make this happen I am going to pivot our bi-weekly calls. With less emphasis on editing our standard (the forthcoming ISO version is fully baked) and our reference material largely produced via local work teams, there is an opportunity to launch an on-going series of webinars to provide access to people and knowledge that we would otherwise obtain at events. The timing schedule remains the same (first Monday, third Monday). Full announcement later today.
  3. We seek to address the growing market demand for clarity on automation via our Reference Tooling Work Group. Today I am putting out a request to our tooling work group to accelerate activity around one or more turn-key reference implementations of open source tooling for open source compliance. I believe this will provide both the opportunity to guide more companies onto automation in compliance and – just as importantly – it will provide a clear understanding of gaps in existing tools. The latter point will allow us to provide “shopping lists” to activities like ACT, which is a funding umbrella for a growing number of open source tooling projects.

You fit into every part of this

  • Join our webinars as part of the audience or as presenters. Ask questions and provide answers. Bridge the knowledge gaps that we all benefit from closing. 
  • Participate in our local work groups (virtually for now), helping to create reference material in multiple languages that takes companies forward in their desire to deploy the key requirements of quality open source compliance programs.
  • Take part in our global work groups (reference tooling, automotive, education) and help to tie together whole-sector understanding and responses. 

You can get started right away.

Over the last 34 months we have redefined how open source compliance is approached. We have built an industry standard that is seeing accelerating adoption. We have produced over 400 documents of reference material to support this standard. Our educational material has become a new baseline for how companies approach the training of their staff. Above all, as a virtual-first community, we are positioned to provide a pillar that visibly, effectively guides the global expanse of companies adopting, developing and deploying open source in products and services.

OpenChain is an ambitious project that has experienced exceptional success in defining what constitutes a quality open source compliance program. We are equally successful in fostering exceptional local and global communities that redefine how organizations collaborate on shared solutions. In our space, and in the wider open source community, there has never been a better time to help reduce friction and help people work together.

Let’s take this forward.