Re: Creating a general FAQ for OpenChain
Shane Martin Coughlan <shane@...>
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Great points. Adjusted FAQ with some polishing for non-native speakers below for review if time permits on the call today.
I also wanted to note we may want to adjust the main website page. As you correctly pointed out in your mail below, OpenChain has yet to venture into best practices, but “What is OpenChain” on our landing page mentions companies addressing many friction points and re-creating processes before it talks about compliance. This may lead to some confusion about our emphasis:
Perhaps we could adjust to “OpenChain was created to address FOSS-related friction points in the software supply chain. The focus of OpenChain today is helping to prevent companies redundantly recreating compliance work that upstream companies have already done or should have done."
== Updated FAQ for Discussion ==
What is OpenChain?
The OpenChain Project helps to identify and share the core components of a high quality Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) compliance program. OpenChain conformance builds trust in the supply chain by describing how Open Source license requirements have been met in distributed software.
How does OpenChain work?
The OpenChain Project has three working groups open for anyone to contribute to:
* Specification Working Group - identifies and publishes a set of core requirements a quality FOSS compliance program should satisfy
* Curriculum Working Group - provides training material to help companies meeting the Specification education requirements.
* Conformance Working Group - helps companies check that they are adhering to the Specification requirements
There are also three governing committees with paid membership.
* Governing Board - Manage policies or rules and procedures for the Project, fund raising, budgeting and so forth.
* Steering Committee - Development, management and updating of the OpenChain Compliance Specification
* Outreach Committee - designing, developing and executing efforts to build an OpenChain compliance ecosystem throughout relevant supply chains in collaboration with the Governing Board
The Specification is the heart of OpenChain. It describes the processes required to achieve effective management of FOSS in the supply chain. OpenChain Curriculum provides training material to help companies meeting the Specification requirements. OpenChain Conformance helps companies check that they are adhering to the Specification requirements.
Where can I learn more about each aspect of OpenChain?
There are Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) pages for Specification, Curriculum and Conformance:
On 2016 Oct 31, at 14:53, Gisi, Mark <Mark.Gisi@...> wrote:What is OpenChain?