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OpenChain Project Welcomes Toyota

By 2017-08-31News

OpenChain Project Welcomes Toyota

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, August 31, 2017 –The OpenChain Project is proud to welcome Toyota Motor Corporation as a Platinum Member. Toyota is the first Japanese company and the first automotive maker to take a leadership role in our industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain.

“Toyota is a visionary company,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “Toyota has constantly been at the forefront of transportation technology. They developed the first mass market hybrid vehicle, pioneered hydrogen fuel cell technology and have a key role in driving Linux in automobiles. Today’s announcement underlines Toyota’s commitment to leadership in the governance of software in vehicles. We look forward to collaborating with Toyota directly, through sister projects like Automotive Grade Linux, and through complementary organizations like Open Invention Network. Together we will build an ecosystem of excellence around open technology.”

“We are extremely pleased to participate in the OpenChain Project as a Platinum Member,” says Kenji Kondo, General Manager of IP Division of Toyota Motor Corporation. “The automotive industry has seen increased adoption of open source in recent years and an adjacent emphasis on addressing matters such as compliance hand-in-hand with the global IT community. We believe that the OpenChain Project will enhance the responsiveness and capability of the entire supply chain, and will ultimately contribute positively to software quality and to society as a whole. We look forward to working with our peers in the open source community to realize this vision.”

About The OpenChain Project

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.

Additional Resources

About Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation is one of leading global automakers. Toyota Motor Corporation is a gold member of Linux foundation and a platinum member of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). They rolled out the first AGL-based infotainment system on the 2018 Toyota Camry in the U.S. More information can be found at

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

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