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SCANOSS Is The Latest OpenChain Partner

By 2021-10-20News

SCANOSS is the latest company to announce participation in the OpenChain Project partner program.

“The standards promoted by the OpenChain Project have helped us to converge on a more interoperable SBOM that will further reduce friction in the software supply chain,” says Alan Facey, Chief Disruptor, SCANOSS. “SCANOSS exists to enable companies of all sizes to run a quality open source compliance program without having to rely on commercial vendor tools. Our partnership with OpenChain reinforces our commitment to the open source community and the ‘freedoms’ it embodies.”

“Automation is a key aspect of effective open source compliance,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “SCANOSS joins our partner program as another global vendor supporting software bill of materials in a manner that promises increased transparency and interoperability in the supply chain. Of particular note is their commitment to providing the scanning technology itself as open source, providing an additional layer of assurance regarding sustainability in a complex, fast moving market.”


SCANOSS is an open, configurable OSS Inventory engine that was built specifically for developers, empowering them to confidently produce compliant code from the moment they begin writing, while delivering greater license and usage visibility for the broader DevOps team and supply chain partners. With its open architecture that is easy to integrate into existing processes and toolchains, SCANOSS transforms software bill of materials (SBOM) creation from ‘write now, audit later’ to an always-on analysis of live code. By freeing developers to focus on writing great, compliant code that they and their team can completely trust, applications are finished earlier, quality is consistently higher, and development costs are dramatically lower.

About OpenChain

The OpenChain Project maintains the International Standard for open source license compliance. This allows companies of all sizes and in all sectors to adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. This is an open standard and all parties are welcome to engage with our community, to share their knowledge, and to contribute to the future of our standard.

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