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NEC Joins The Governing Board Of The OpenChain Project

By 2022-02-09July 26th, 2022Featured, News

Tokyo, February 10, 2022 – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), a leading global provider of IT and network technologies, has joined the OpenChain Project as a Platinum Member and will assume a governing board seat. The OpenChain Project builds trust in the supply chain by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent, and maintains OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230, the international standard for open source license compliance.

“NEC has played a significant role in the development of the global OpenChain community,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “As we welcome NEC to the OpenChain governing board we look forward to deepening our collaboration. We share a vision of a supply chain with greater trust and effectiveness. Today we have taken another important step towards that goal.”

“NEC is well aware of the importance of security and compliance in the open source supply chain and we respect OpenChain’s leadership in this field.” says Kimio Suganuma, Head of the OSS Promotion Center and Emerging SI Technology Development Division, Digital Business Platform Unit, NEC. “We have decided to join as a platinum member to show our approval and support of the open source ecosystem.”

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of “Orchestrating a brighter world.” NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at

About the OpenChain Project

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.

About The Linux Foundation

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