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OpenChain at LinuxCon China

By 2017-06-19News

OpenChain at LinuxCon China

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2017 — Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager, will deliver a talk entitled ‘Managing the Open Source Supply Chain‘ at LinuxCon China at 14:15 on the 20th of June. It will take place in Room 306B and everyone attending the event is invited to attend. It will provide an opportunity to learn more about OpenChain, about complementary projects such as SPDX and FOSSology, and about how the global open source community has built out the processes and tools needed for sustainable governance.

“When open source began there were questions about how the licenses worked and whether this collaborative method could scale,” says Shane Coughlan. “In two decades we have come so far. Open source is now the foundation of the global IT industry and we have matured beyond code. We have collaborated to build great technology, great projects and great approaches to managing our activities. My talk at LinuxCon China will focus on the latter item, a key tipping point for maturity, and an area where projects like OpenChain showcase our progress as a community.”

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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