February 12, 2019

Building Trust in Open Source: A Look Inside the OpenChain Project

Open source software provides businesses with a number of benefits including cost, flexibility and freedom. This freely distributed software can also be easily altered by any business that is familiar with its source code. 

However, licensing issues do arise which could present a major hurdle for an organisation's legal team. This is why the OpenChain Project was set up to help introduce common standards regarding how companies declare their open source efforts are compliant with licensing standards.

TechRadar Pro spoke with OpenChain's General Manager, Shane Coughlan to gain a better understanding of how open source licenses work and to learn how the Linux Foundation is making it easier for businesses to take advantage of open source software. ...

The OpenChain Project is all about identifying the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. The OpenChain Specification is the document that describes processes that companies can apply to open source compliance at inbound, internal and external inflection points. 

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