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OpenChain Takes Center Stage at Bar Association CLE

By 2017-03-30May 15th, 2017News

OpenChain Takes Center Stage at Bar Association CLE

BOULDER, UNITED STATES– (Mar 30th 2017) –The OpenChain Project will be featured in a talk by Jilayne Lovejoy, Principle Open Source Counsel at ARM and OpenChain Governing Board Member, during a monthly CLE event at the Boulder County Bar Association.

The In-House Counsel and Intellectual Property CLE will take place on the 6th of April between 4 and 5pm at the Zayo Group, 1805 29th St, Boulder. A detailed abstract for Jilayne’s talk has already been published:

Where there is software, there is open source software. In house lawyers are often responsible for managing the risks around their organization’s use of open source software and engagement with open communities. However, effective management of open source software requires a cross-functional approach. This talk will introduce a collaborative effort called OpenChain and describe how this can prevent lawyer and others from “reinventing the wheel” when it comes to open source management. OpenChain was created to address open source software-related friction points in the software supply chain. The vision for the project is to enable a software supply chain where free/open source software (FOSS) is delivered with trusted and consistent compliance information. This is achieved by establishing requirements to achieve effective management of free/open source software (FOSS) for software supply chain participants, such that the requirements and associated collateral are developed collaboratively and openly by representatives from the software supply chain, open source community, and academia.

You can learn more on the Boulder County Bar calendar.

About The OpenChain Project
The OpenChain Project is a community effort to establish best practices for effective management of open source software compliance. The project aims to help reduce costs, duplication of effort, and ease friction points in the software supply. The OpenChain Project has three Work Teams that collaborate on future refinements of the OpenChain Specification, to develop training materials and create conformance criteria for organizations.

Platinum Members of the OpenChain Project include Adobe, ARM Holdings, Cisco, GitHub, Harman International, HPE, Qualcomm, Siemens and Wind River.

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