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OpenChain Receives Further Contributions of Material

By 2017-07-20September 26th, 2017News

OpenChain Receives Further Contributions of Material

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, July 21, 2017 — The OpenChain Project today announces the contribution and adoption of policy material for inclusion in the OpenChain Curriculum. These materials include the ‘Linux Foundation Compliance Program: Generic FOSS Policy’ as well as the ‘Open Source Policy Template’ and the ‘Best Practices Template’ from the Directeur Interministériel des Systèmes d’ Information et de Communication (DISIC). As always, these educational materials are freely licensed under CC-0.

“OpenChain has a Specification that acts as the industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “Supporting this, and supporting smarter, easier use of open source, is a growing body of educational material. We call this the OpenChain Curriculum and today it has been bolstered by additional quality material to support future revisions.”

“An open source policy is a simple and pragmatic tool to embrace the full potential of open source within an organization,” says Laurent Joubert,  Chargé de mission –  Service performance et maîtrise des risques at Direction Interministérielle du Numérique du Système d’Information et de Communica. “It explicitly sets the expectations and rules for collaboration with the open-source communities and it can be extremely powerful to recruit and retain the best talents.”

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.

Organizations of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to complete our free Online Self-Certification Questionnaire, and to join our community of trust.

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