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NTT DATA Italy collaborates with OpenChain project to build trust in open source

By 2020-02-05Featured
License compliance will be simpler and more consistent.

SAN FRANCISCO, 5th February 2020 – Today, the OpenChain Project welcomes NTT DATA Italy as our latest official partner. From its integral role in building Japan’s financial systems to helping to advance safety in air transportation, NTT DATA has been a pioneer of social change for more than five decades. The Italian subsidiary of NTT DATA offers a wide range of services related to the effective, efficient use of open source technology.

The OpenChain standard defines inflection points in business workflows where a compliance process, policy or training should exist to minimize the potential for errors and maximize the efficiency of bringing solutions to market. The companies involved in the OpenChain community number in the hundreds. The OpenChain standard is being prepared for submission to ISO and evolution from de facto into a formal standard in 2020.

“We are excited to announce our participation in the OpenChain community in order to offer our clients high quality and trusted open source solutions. With our contribution, we hope to increase the spread, growth, sustainability, and compliance in the use of Open Source technologies. ” says Stefano Veltri, Head of Open Source NTT DATA Italy.

“We are delighted to formally announce deeper collaboration with NTT DATA in Italy,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “In 2020 we expect to greatly expand the community and the vendor support available to companies across the European area. Our relationship with NTT DATA Italy is an integral component in our mission to offer a wide range of services adjacent to our industry standard for open source compliance.”


NTT DATA is a trusted global innovator headquartered in Tokyo, with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries. We deal with innovation, design, technology, cybersecurity and AI, delivering tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise. NTT DATA is part of NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune Global 100.

About the OpenChain Project

The OpenChain Project builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent. The OpenChain Specification defines a core set of requirements every quality compliance program must satisfy. The OpenChain Curriculum provides the educational foundation for open source processes and solutions, whilst meeting a key requirement of the OpenChain Specification. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements. The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain.

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

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Media Contacts

Shane Coughlan

Sara Bianchi
NTT DATA Media relation manager 
T +39 02 8312 5842 

Giorgia Bazurli
Comin & Partners
T +39 3492840676