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OpenChain Automotive Work Group – A Global Solution for a Global Market

By 2019-07-15September 3rd, 2019News

The OpenChain Project has just launched a global Automotive Work Group. This work group already has over 80 participants from major automotive companies and supplier companies from silicon to completed components. This Work Group is spearheaded by Masato Endo from Toyota as part of our industry outreach to ensure companies around the world can benefit from our standard for open source compliance in the supply chain. 

“The adoption of open source software in the automotive industry is expanding rapidly and there is a rising awareness of its place as an essential component of future products,” says Masato Endo, Project Manager at Toyota Motor Corporation. “At the same time as embracing the potential involved it is important to the automotive industry to ensure best practices are followed. We’d like to share best practices and discuss the standard of OSS Supply Chain Management (OSS SCM) in automotive industry. This WG is also an open source project and everyone who is interested in these topics can join without restriction. I’m looking forward to future discussions with you!”

“The OpenChain Automotive Work Group provides a global, open and flat forum for companies of all sizes to engage with and improve efficiency around open source compliance in a key industrial segment,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “There is no sector more important to us as we prepare to become an ISO standard, not least because of the tremendous support and contributor we are receiving from companies involved from every geography.”

This work group is welcoming new participants. If your company is involved in the automotive industry please do not hesitate to engage with our mailing list or face-to-face meetings.

Be Part of this Work Group

Join Our First Face-to-Face Meeting @ Open Source Summit Japan

We will hold our first Face to Face meeting on the 19th of July between 12:00 and 13:45. This will be a “brown bag” meeting, with an informal lunch provided, and with an informal conversational atmosphere. This meeting will have dial-in capability. See below for details. RSVP appreciated but not required! You can contact for RSVP or with questions.

Hall 2A
TKP Toranmon Ekimae Conference Center 
Address:(2F) 1-4-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to
東京都港区虎ノ門1-4-3  2F


Join the call:
Optional US dial in number: 855-889-3011 
No PIN needed

If you need to use an international phone number please check:
1. Dial the country number based on your location.
2. Enter 855 889 3011 and then # to enter the room.