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OpenChain Launches Conformance Logo

By 2017-06-20News

OpenChain Launches Conformance Logo

BEIJING, China (LinuxCon China) June 20, 2017 — Today the OpenChain Project launched the OpenChain Conformance logo. This logo can be used on websites or marketing material by organizations of any size that self-certify to the OpenChain Specification. OpenChain Conformance, and displaying the OpenChain Conformance logo, is one of the simplest, quickest ways to demonstrate a serious, measured approach to open source license compliance.

“OpenChain Conformance builds trust between organizations in the supply chain,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “This makes procurement easier for purchasers and preferred status easier for suppliers. The release of the OpenChain Conformance logo increases the visibility for organizations engaging with our industry standard. It is another step forward towards ensuring that increased trust regarding open source compliance can be built between organizations in the global supply chain.”

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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