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FSFE Contributes REUSE Guide to OpenChain Curriculum

By 2017-09-13November 9th, 2020News

FSFE Contributes REUSE Guide to OpenChain Curriculum

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 13, 2017 –The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Free Software Foundation Europe e.V. (FSFE) has contributed their newly launched guide to the OpenChain Curriculum under CC-0 licensing terms.

“The OpenChain Curriculum is a growing body of knowledge that helps companies understand what types of process or best practices can support their compliance efforts,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “We are able to share a substantial amount of material thanks to a wide range of volunteer activity and a substantial number of contributions of material. FSFE’s donation marks a significant expansion of the knowledge available for everyone to use, study, share and improve.”

“REUSE is designed to provide developer best practices for expressing license and copyright information in Free and Open Source Software projects in ways which computers and humans both can understand,” says Jonas Oberg, Executive Director of FSFE. “We are delighted to support the OpenChain Project by contributing our core material to their growing curriculum, and look forward to further collaboration in supporting more convergence around solutions that benefit the entire community.”

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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