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OpenChain Announces Project Director

By 2017-09-21September 23rd, 2017News

OpenChain Announces Project Director

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, September 21, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that from today Shane Coughlan will act as Project Director from the project. This is an expansion of his role from Project Manager and reflects the growing community and momentum around the OpenChain Project.

“It has been my pleasure and honor to help OpenChain scale over the last six months,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “We have taken substantial steps towards making the project more accessible and useful for our target market. Now, with our expanded board and growing community of contributors, we will seek to further enhance open source compliance across the 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.

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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