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OpenChain at the Asian Legal Network

By 2017-06-15News

OpenChain at the Asian Legal Network

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2017 — The OpenChain Project will take center stage today at an event hosted by Open Invention Network and DLA Piper in Tokyo to discuss ‘Building on OSS: IP and Compliance Strategies for Success.’ Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager, will act as MC for the event, deliver a talk entitled ‘Introduction to OpenChain and the Role of Compliance in a Strong Governance Program for Automakers, Suppliers and Beyond’ and lead the roundtable.

“The OpenChain Project is part of a broad global community engaging with all aspects of intellectual property around open source,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “The Asian Legal Network has been meeting on a quarterly basis in China, Japan, Korea and India for over two years. I am delighted to once again host a forward-facing discussion on key subjects impacting operating companies.”

The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The 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.

More information is available from the OpenChain Project website at Companies of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to use the free Online Self-Certification, and to support building a web of trust for open source compliance across the global supply chain.

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