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OpenChain Project Welcomes Hitachi

By 2017-09-111月 25th, 2018Press Release

LOS ANGELES – OPEN SOURCE SUMMIT NORTH AMERICA – September 11, 2017 — The OpenChain Project is proud to welcome Hitachi as a Platinum Member. Hitachi joins eleven other companies to take a leadership role in our industry standard for open source compliance in the supply chain.

“The inclusion of Hitachi in our community is pivotal,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Program Manager. “As a leader in numerous technology areas, and as a long-term contributor to the open source community, Hitachi is perfectly positioned to help us take the OpenChain Project to the next level. We look forward to working closely together to build out adoption of the OpenChain Specification in the supply chain.”

“We are delighted to join the OpenChain Project as a Platinum Member,” says Teruhisa Ishikawa, Director of OSS Solution Center, Systems & Services Business Division, Hitachi, Ltd. “Open source delivers value to multiple market segments and underpins many mission critical technologies. Good governance and clear standards are vital for effective, sustainable use. OpenChain helps empower companies of all sizes to benefit from the knowledge and experience of the community as a whole. We look forward to encouraging greater adoption.”

About The OpenChain Project

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.

The OpenChain Project has twelve Platinum Members that support its work: Adobe, Arm, Cisco, Harmen, Hitachi, HPE, GitHub, Qualcomm, Siemens, Toyota, Wind River and Western Digital.

Additional Resources

The OpenChain Conformance page

The list of OpenChain Conformant organizations

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

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