Re: OpenChain Launches Tooling Work Group

Oliver Fendt

Hi all,

thank you very much for launching the work group open source tooling for open source compliance. It is a great movement towards an highly automated tool chain integrated in the different CI/CD pipelines.
I feel honored to chair this work group and I am looking forward to work with all of you to make such a tool chain happen. It will be a significant contribution to realize OSS compliance throughout the entire supply chain. Thus OpenChain is a natural place for this working group.

Following Shanes model I intend to set up meetings which are convenient for persons living in the eastern parts of our world and meetings convenient for people living in the western parts of our world. The doodles for the first meeting I will send beginning of next week. Of course you are free to choose which meeting fits best for you - it is only a convenience measure.

Let's built such an automated and easy to install open source compliance tool chain with open source together - that it can be used by everyone.

Have a great weekend


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Betreff: [OpenChain] OpenChain Launches Tooling Work Group

OpenChain Project has a modest sounding but huge announcement today: open source tooling for open source compliance is getting a unified voice. Welcome to our global Tooling Work Group.

This work group, chaired by Oliver Fendt of Siemens, will see Siemens, Bosch, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Hitachi and many other companies accelerate collaboration around open source tooling for open source compliance.

This work group is focused on reducing resource costs and improving the quality of results around open source compliance activities. We use open source principles to accomplish this, creating a meritocracy producing real world solutions for real world challenges, and sharing these results with all interested parties.

(1) We are making turn-key Open Source tooling for Open Source Compliance
(2) We are considering what open data database(s) can support this
(3) We plan to work with existing projects to make this happen (FOSSology, Software Heritage, SPDX, sw360, ClearlyDefined);;sdata=6TYb5NrpAY4rilhhB84TkIai5TGRrlzYlnv2HVL2v04%3D&amp;reserved=0

Why are we doing this?

OpenChain is at the top of the compliance stack defining inflection points where processes should exist. We leave it up to individual companies to select the appropriate process content for their size, market and customer base. However, we provide reference material in the form of policies, process examples and checklists. Frequent requests come in regarding automation and - given that many of our member companies and our community are using open source tooling for open source compliance - it makes sense to unify and freely share this work onward.



Shane Coughlan
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