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OpenChain Project Sponsors Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama

By 2017-10-03News

OpenChain Project Sponsors Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama

SAN FRANCISCO, United States, October 3, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is proud to sponsor the Open Compliance Summit scheduled for November 16th and 17th in Yokohama, Japan. The Open Compliance Summit is an exclusive 2-day event for Linux Foundation members and select invitees. The summit provides a neutral environment for participants from different companies and different backgrounds to:

  • Discuss and exchange compliance best practices (processes, policies, guidelines, tools, open source governance, etc.)
  • Increase awareness on implementing and managing a compliance program, and managing compliance via your supply chain
  • Discuss common compliance challenges and how to address them
  • Increase involvement of participants in The Linux Foundation Open Compliance Program (tools, templates, SPDX, etc.)

“The Open Compliance Summit has grown from humble beginnings into one of the key compliance and governance events in our field,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. “The OpenChain Project is delighted to both participate in and sponsor this event. Our goal is to help expand and share knowledge around open source compliance for every stakeholder in 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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