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Cisco Systems, Inc. Announces OpenChain Conformance

By 2020-06-02Featured

Cisco Systems, Inc (Cisco), a Platinum Member of the OpenChain Project, today announces conformance with the industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain. As a founding member of the OpenChain Project, Cisco has been instrumental in defining, developing and deploying both the standard and its extensive corpus of reference material. Their conformance marks another milestone in the broadening adoption of the standard throughout silicon, embedded, mobile, telecommunications, enterprise, software and cloud market segments.

“It is hard to overstate the important of this announcement,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Over the past three years Cisco has helped to transform the way we can do compliance across complex supply chains. Leading by example, Samantha and her team have taken this opportunity to seek solutions that provide a high return on investment through efficient use of people and time. With OpenChain set to become an ISO standard in the near future, we look forward to continued collaboration and in supporting the broader community seeking excellence in open source governance.”

“Cisco is truly honored to be part of such an important team with the OpenChain Project.  The industry collaboration, synergies and betterment for our open chain community is revolutionary.  We are equally pleased to announce our conformance to this industry standard, as it enables our internal teams to understand ‘why’ behind the compliance rigor.  Having established internal policies, processes and tooling automation, which can be measured and benchmarked with OpenChain is one of our major value drivers.  We look forward to continuing our partnership with OpenChain Projects and our peer industry partners, as software innovates for years to come.” Samantha Elliott, Open Source Leader.

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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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