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OpenChain Curriculum Takes Center Stage at OSSummit

By 2017-09-11News

OpenChain Curriculum Takes Center Stage at OSSummit

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 11, 2017 –The OpenChain Curriculum will feature in a talk entitled ‘Giving Everyone Access To Open Source Best Practices‘ at Open Source Summit North America on Wednesday.

“The OpenChain Curriculum provides key educational material to stakeholders of all sizes in the open source eco-system,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “With a growing collection of material licensed into the public domain, it delivers the components that help accelerate the adoption of processes and best practices that increase efficiency around open source compliance.”

The talk will explain how the OpenChain Curriculum team assembled and released extensive compliance training material under CC-0 licensing. It will expand on how this material can be either used for generic in-company or cross-company training and how it helps to comply with the OpenChain Specification. A run through of the key material will be given to illustrate how it can support every company in the adoption and customization of best practices to suit their needs. The talk will conclude with a brief overview of how to engage with the OpenChain Curriculum, the broader OpenChain Project, and what can be expected around Open Source supply chain management in the coming year.

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.

The OpenChain Project has twelve Platinum Members that support its work: Adobe, Arm, Cisco, Harmen, Hitachi, HPE, Github, Qualcomm, Siemens, Toyota, Wind River and Western Digital.

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