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Bosch Announces Rollout Of An OpenChain ISO 5230 Framework For Open Source Compliance

By 2021-07-13July 15th, 2021Featured

2021-07-14 – SAN FRANCISCO – Over the past years, Bosch was actively involved in the forming and promoting the new ISO Standard. As an OpenChain conformant enterprise, Bosch rolled out its new corporate open source regulations requiring meeting all ISO5320 conditions concerning open source management processes and policies.

“With OpenChain we have a common framework and a common terminology for Open Source Compliance,” states Hans Malte Kern, Head of the Bosch Center of Competence Open Source. “A wide adaptation by companies across all industries could help to further expand seamless value chains. It is the key building block to establish trust in using Open Source.”

“Bosch is a pivotal company in the automotive sphere due to both its strong product portfolio and its stance as a dedicated, reliable partner,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Their formal adoption of OpenChain ISO 5230 builds on years of productive engagement as a thought-leader in this space. We are delighted to collaborate on the next steps in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the automotive software supply chain.”

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

About OpenChain

The OpenChain Project maintains the International Standard for open source license compliance. This allows companies of all sizes and in all sectors to adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. This is an open standard and all parties are welcome to engage with our community, to share their knowledge, and to contribute to the future of our standard.

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