TOKYO (Open Source Summit Japan), May 31, 2017 — The OpenChain Project today announced the OpenChainTM Specification is officially available in Japanese and translations are underway in seven other languages. OpenChain has also launched an Onboarding Package to make it easier for decision-makers to engage with the project. The OpenChain Project, hosted by The Linux Foundation®, is the industry standard for managing open source software license compliance across the supply chain.
“This marks another milestone in establishing the OpenChain Specification as the standard for trust around open source compliance in the supply chain,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “We want to ensure the OpenChain Project becomes more internationalized and easier to understand with each passing month. In the near term you can expect expanded Japanese support for our curriculum and Onboarding Package along with Chinese and Spanish support for the specification. We have a simply terrific team of volunteers stepping forward to help share the OpenChain Project with the world.”
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.
The OpenChain Specification translations and Onboarding Package are available from the project website at www.openchainproject.org. Companies of all sizes are invited to review the OpenChain Project, to use the free Online Self-Certification, and to support building a web of trust for open source compliance across the global supply chain.
Online Self-Certification: https://www.openchainproject.org/conformance
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