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OpenChain Newsletter #30

By 2019-10-27January 31st, 2023Monthly Newsletter, News

Newsletter – Issue 30 – October 2019

In October OpenChain Projects mailing lists were transitioned to This means that the address for each individual list will change. Your membership and our archives will automatically transition.

Our main mailing list:

Our Specification list:

Our Conformance list:

Our Japan Work Group lists:

Our Korea Work Group list:

Our Automotive Work Group is *already* on and will not change:

Our Reference Tooling Work Group is *already* on and will not change:

OpenChain @ Partners

HH Partners, a law firm based in Finland, announced participation in the OpenChain Project. HH Partners intends to support adoption of the OpenChain industry standard for open source compliance both inside Finland and across the broader global market. HH Partners will be contributing to the OpenChain project both via its open technology practice and via its own open source compliance research project, Double Open.

OpenChain @ Conformance

Liferay, a company that provides digital solutions for businesses, has announced OpenChain Conformance. They join a growing community of companies publicly announcing their adoption of the industry standard outlining the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program.

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation announced conformance with the OpenChain standard for open source compliance in the supply chain. This step builds on two years of deep collaboration between Sony group companies and the OpenChain Project in Japan, Taiwan and globally. It marks another milestone in the adoption of OpenChain across multiple industries and supports increased efficiency for managing open source licenses inside and between companies. 

OpenChain @ Self-Certification

PwC supports OpenChain Self-Certification with Independent Compliance Assessment

OpenChain @ Events

The OpenChain Project will be taking center stage during the Risk and Compliance in Open Source panel at the Nordic OpenInfra Days on the 3rd of October.

Members of Japan Working Group will introduce activities from our local chapter and sub-groups at OSS/ELC EU Technical Showcase on the 29th of October.

OpenChains Shane Coughlan will present a keynote at the LF Energy Global Summit in Paris “Next – Complex made simple”

Bird&Bird and the OpenChain Project are collaborating on a workshop uniquely positioned to explore the emerging industry standard for open source compliance and how it can be applied in automotive, infrastructure and other supply chains.

The OpenChain Japan Leaflet Sub Working Group had a booth with a Technical Showcase at the ELCE 2019. They distributed over 200 OpenChain Supplier leaflets in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.

OpenChain @ Work Groups

OpenChain Tooling Group Meeting  on October 10th  at ESOC – European Space Operations Centre

The Tooling Sub Work Group will host a meeting on the 17th of October. This meeting will be hosted by DeNA (Shibuya, Tokyo). Everyone is welcome to join!

The Planning Sub Work Group will host a meeting on the 18th of October. This meeting will be hosted by Fujitsu ( Musashi-nakahara, Kawasaki). Everyone is welcome to join!

The License Info Exchange Sub Work Group will host a meeting on the 15th of October. This meeting will be hosted by Fujitsu Marketing (Shinagawa, Tokyo). Everyone is welcome to join!

The OpenChain Automotive Workgroup has announced its second meeting. Join us at Open Source Summit Europe on the 29th October.

The OpenChain Korea Work Group will hold its fourth meeting on the 2nd of December 2019 between 15:00 and 17:00 at Korea Telecom in Seoul. As always this meeting will be held in Korean and all parties from open source user companies are welcome to attend.

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The OpenChain Project has launched a dedicated mailing list for participants in our India Work Group.