The OpenChain Project and the OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 international standard had an exceptional 2021. From conformance announcements to new members, it was clear that the market was ready to gather around a shared solution for effective, efficient use of open source in supply chains.
The question is “what next?”
The answer is “a lot.”
We have three new governing board members to announce, new certifiers, new partners, new conformant organizations and – perhaps most important for the long-term – deeper engagement on the policy level across multiple countries.
As a member of our community you can expect to continue receiving support from global and national work groups, ever improving material to help with the adoption and use of OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020, and to be kept up-to-date on everything important in the compliance sphere via our webinars.
From a strategic perspective we are executing on the vision shared at the beginning of 2021: to scale engagement from thousands to tens of thousands of companies. With recent developments regarding open source, security and supply chain management the necessity of this is ever more clear.
There are three things to watch for in Q1 2022:
• The new board member announcements and their implications for geographies and sectors,
• Updated materials for suppliers to make OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 adoption even easier,
• Announcements regarding how we will work even more closely with others in the compliance and security domain.
Thank you for all your support in 2021. I look forward to collaborating with you to make 2022 another milestone in our field.