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Coming up right now: Sharing at Scale: An Open-Source-Software-based License Compliance Ecosystem - ICSE 2020

 

ICSE 2020 will have a talk from Frances and Arun of Siemens Healthineers on Sharing at Scale: An Open-Source-Software-based License Compliance Ecosystem in…about ten minutes:
https://conf.researchr.org/details/icse-2020/icse-2020-Software-Engineering-in-Practice/6/Sharing-at-Scale-An-Open-Source-Software-based-License-Compliance-Ecosystem

Their company just announced an OpenChain conformant compliance program, so you can expect that OpenChain and our reference tooling work group will be featured.


OpenChain Welcomes BMW CarIT GmbH As The Latest Platinum Member

 

The OpenChain Project welcomes BMW CarIT GmbH as our 20th Platinum Member. BMW CarIT GmbH joins the governing board of the project ahead of our expected completion of the ISO process in September 2020. Their knowledge, support and expertise is expected to be an invaluable component of the next steps in adoption of the industry standard for open source compliance.
https://www.openchainproject.org/featured/2020/07/09/openchain-welcomes-bmw-carit-gmbh-as-the-latest-platinum-member


Hmm...

 

I think we went 60 seconds without any major news. Don’t worry. I’ll fix it.


Siemens Healthineers Announces OpenChain Conformance

 

Today Siemens Healthineers announces an OpenChain Conformant compliance program, joining a widening community of organizations from all industrial sectors. Siemens Healthineers is the first company specialized in medical technology to announce conformance.

“We find the insights shared across the OpenChain community to be very useful and look forward to continuing our active participation in this project and the associated community,” says Dr. Frances Paulisch, Head of Software Initiative at Siemens Healthineers.

Learn more:
https://www.openchainproject.org/featured/2020/07/08/siemens-healthineers-announces-openchain-conformance


The OpenChain Project in 2H 2020 - International Standard via ISO/IEC JTC1 PAS Transposition Process (DIS 5230)

 

Dear all

The OpenChain Project had an exceptionally busy first half of 2020. From conformance to membership announcements, from reference material releases to taking the final steps in our ISO submission, the project and its community has pushed forward the state of the art in compliance.

In Q3 you can expect big news.

First, a recap. OpenChain 2.0 is our current industry standard. It was reformatted for ISO submission in Q1 via something called the ISO/IEC JTC1 PAS transposition process. This reformatted but functionally identical document was termed OpenChain 2.1 and constituted our ISO/IEC JTC1 PAS submission in Q2. The goal is simple: our mature de facto industry standard (OpenChain 2.0) is going through a process to become a formal International Standard. There are two positive implications:
(a) everyone conformant with OpenChain 2.0 will also be conformant to the International Standard and;
(b) people new to our field can easily engage and adopt our standard.

Our ISO/IEC JTC1 PAS submission (DIS 5230) will complete its voting period on the 22nd of September. Unless there is a request for a further FDIS ballot, our International Standard will be published within six weeks or less. In other words, OpenChain will have completed its transition from de facto industry standard into a formal international standard, expanding our audience of immediate interest from hundreds to thousands of companies. We will be the first formal standard from The Linux Foundation in 14 years (the last was Linux Standard Base / ISO/IEC 23360) and we are the first project to collaborate with Joint Development Foundation on transitioning a de facto standard from our field into an International Standard via the ISO/IEC JTC1 PAS transposition process.

A lot of our time and energy from now until then will be about putting everything in place to welcome new companies and new collaborators to our project. We want to ensure that people from sales, procurement and other areas impacted by the inclusion of ISO standards can quickly get up to speed. Our goal is to facilitate smooth adoption and to ensure everyone gets the benefit of great open source compliance programs.

The outcome of all of the above will be:
An International Standard
Improvements in our current reference material
New reference material for sales/procurement/etc

= 1 =

You can expect to always be able to access our International Standard on the OpenChain website. The OpenChain Specification 2.1 that will be hosted on our website will be "technically aligned” with the published ISO standard = they are the same. This is very similar to how the standard for Office Open XML File Formats is addressed with free access via ECMA-376 and formal ISO publication (gated access) via ISO/IEC 29500.
https://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-376.htm

= 2 =

You can expect to always be able to self-certify to the OpenChain Specification 2.1 on the OpenChain website, along with all previous and future versions of our standard. By the same measure, you can always discover and collaborate with our official partners for legal support, services support and even full third-party certification precisely as before.

= 3 =

You can expect all future work on the OpenChain ISO standard to remain right here, running under the same processes, our well-established and refined method of ensuring we have a concise, useful and pragmatic solution to the question of open source compliance.

= 4 =

And you can expect stability. Our forthcoming ISO standard is the end result of years of contributions from hundreds of people. It has seen four iterations after originally going to market in October 2016 (OpenChain 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and finally 2.0). Each iteration refined our work based on practical feedback from real world deployment. OpenChain 2.0 has been out since April 2019. It is rock solid, it is seeing adoption across every major geography and market. The status of OpenChain 2.0 and the functionally identical ISO formatted OpenChain 2.1 (DIS 5230) is simple: this International Standard, when it completes the ballot process, will be in market for many, many years to come. Adoption of OpenChain 2.0 and our forthcoming ISO standard is the adoption of a consistent standard that can be deployed with confidence in any supply chain.

= And of course… =

Of course this does not mean we will put away our editing gloves. We want to capture experience and feedback from today and into the foreseeable future. As of last month we began bi-weekly calls to provide this forum. Oversimplifying things a little, we want to make sure that every viable idea and suggestion is captured and recorded on our GitHub for the Specification:
https://github.com/OpenChain-Project/Specification/issues
This will allow us to draft future generations of the standard at an appropriate pace while also addressing and resolving many items via reference material. As always, the process will be clearly defined and clearly monitored, thanks in no small part to the exceptional work of Mark Gisi as the chair of the OpenChain Specification Work Team. Thanks Mark!

What else in 2H 2020? Conformance announcements. Membership announcements. Partner announcements. The usual. Each reflecting a new milestone in our continued progress. Most importantly our work teams, whether global and addressing spaces like automotive and reference tooling, or local and addressing geographies like China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Germany and (as of July) the UK, will remain the heart of everything we do. OpenChain is created by and run by user organizations to solve challenges for user organizations. This laser focus is at the heart of our success and it will remain so in the future.

On a final note, the OpenChain Project expects to be operating virtually until 2021. Our individual work groups in various geographies may hold physical meetings based on their discretion, but for the project as a whole our emphasis will be on ensuring our online communication and sharing is effective and consistent. We already put everything in place (bi-weekly webinars, bi-weekly space for spec discussions, our pre-existing mailing lists, free access to Zoom + UberConference), and we will continue to execute against this plan.

Regards

Shane

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SPDX Online Tool Hosting - Support This Project via CommunityBridge

 

Hey everyone! I saw Gary O'Neall has a CommunityBridge funding drive for a useful online SPDX tool. Highly recommend your consideration. Donation process is super smooth. Took me less than 20 seconds to donate $25 to the cause.

The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) is an open source standard for communicating software bills of material information (including components, licenses, copyrights and security references). To support SPDX, an online tool has been developed which provides an easy all-in-one website to upload and parse SPDX documents for validation, comparison and conversion and search SPDX license list.

This project is to provide funding for hosting the online tools to make it freely available to the open source community.

https://funding.communitybridge.org/projects/f0e320d6-9c86-4656-ad4d-97842f25b124


OpenChain Webinar #7 – Lessons Learned + Future Leaders – Recording and Slides

 

On Monday the 6th of July at 9am Pacific, the OpenChain Project held its seventh webinar. It covered two strategic topics. VM (Vicky) Brasseur opened with a discussion on Lessons Learned over her wide-ranging career in open source and business. Katy Gibson and Robert Grannells then discussed how an initiative in the UK is fostering Future Leaders in our field, a timely topic given recent observations by parties like Linus regarding the challenge of finding new blood to take over old projects.
https://www.openchainproject.org/featured/2020/07/08/openchain-webinar-7-lessons-learned-future-leaders-recording


The Relationship between Olympus and OpenChain (Japanese)

 

Our series of Japanese language posts about OpenChain continues this week with an article from Koizumi San at Olympus regarding their approach to the project. It translates well in browsers like Chrome and is well worth a look:
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2020/07/06/%e3%82%88%e3%81%86%e3%81%93%e3%81%9dopenchain-japan-wg%e3%81%b8%ef%bc%81-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2


OpenChain Bi-Weekly Webinar - Mon, 2020-07-06 #cal-notice

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OpenChain Bi-Weekly Webinar

When:
Monday, 6 July 2020
9:00am to 10:00am
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9990120120?pwd=NzVCaFE2L1RRRFZaSkk0dm8xdlplUT09

Organizer:
scoughlan@... 00818040358083

Description:
This is part of the bi-weekly OpenChain Webinar series. Every two weeks we have international speakers covering a wide range of topics related to practical open source compliance challenges, solutions and considerations. You can learn more about this series here: https://www.openchainproject.org/webinars-interviews

Join Our Zoom Meeting

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Upcoming Event: OpenChain Bi-Weekly Webinar - Mon, 2020-07-06 9:00am-10:00am, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

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Reminder: OpenChain Bi-Weekly Webinar

When: Monday, 6 July 2020, 9:00am to 10:00am, (GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9990120120?pwd=NzVCaFE2L1RRRFZaSkk0dm8xdlplUT09

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Shane Coughlan scoughlan@... 00818040358083

Description: This is part of the bi-weekly OpenChain Webinar series. Every two weeks we have international speakers covering a wide range of topics related to practical open source compliance challenges, solutions and considerations. You can learn more about this series here: https://www.openchainproject.org/webinars-interviews

Join Our Zoom Meeting

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OpenChain – The OSS Compliance Survey

 

Our wonderful OpenChain Japan Work Group is running a global survey in English covering open source compliance in business environments. Please assist in our ongoing mission to lock down real-world data points to help everyone increase efficiency around compliance activities. Huge thanks to Watanabe San from Hitachi Solutions for the English translation of the material. Amazing work all!

Learn more:
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2020/07/06/openchain-the-oss-compliance-survey


Reminder: OpenChain Webinar #7 – Lessons Learned + Future Leaders – 9am Pacific, Monday 6th of July

 

This Monday at 9am Pacific (Monday midnight Beijing/Taipei, 1am Seoul/Tokyo) we will hold our seventh webinar. We will cover two strategic topics. VM (Vicky) Brasseur will open with a discussion on Lessons Learned over her wide-ranging career in open source and business. Katy Gibson and Robert Grannells will then discuss how an initiative in the UK is fostering Future Leaders in our field, a timely topic given recent observations by parties like Linus regarding the challenge of finding new blood to take over old projects.

Join Our Zoom Meeting
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OpenChain @ OSS North America Virtual Event – OpenChain Mini-Summit – July 2rd – Recording

 

The OpenChain Project held a mini-summit adjacent to Open Source Summit North America. Here is the recording of our event.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2020/07/02/openchain-oss-north-america-mini-summit


OpenChain Webinar #7 – Lessons Learned + Future Leaders – 9am Pacific, Monday 6th of July

 

OpenChain Webinar #7 – Lessons Learned + Future Leaders – 9am Pacific, Monday 6th of July

This Monday at 9am Pacific (Monday midnight Beijing/Taipei, 1am Seoul/Tokyo) we will hold our seventh webinar. We will cover two strategic topics. VM (Vicky) Brasseur will open with a discussion on Lessons Learned over her wide-ranging career in open source and business. Katy Gibson and Robert Grannells will then discuss how an initiative in the UK is fostering Future Leaders in our field, a timely topic given recent observations by parties like Linus regarding the challenge of finding new blood to take over old projects.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2020/07/03/openchain-webinar-7-lessons-learned-future-leaders-9am-pacific-monday-6th-of-july

Free. Timely. A perfect way to engage with the knowledge we would otherwise get at events and hallway tracks.


credativ Announces OpenChain 2.0 Conformance

 

Some cool news taking us into the weekend…

credativ, a leading open source support and services provider, announces OpenChain 2.0 conformance. credativ was an early adopter of the industry standard for open source compliance, and the adoption of 2.0 further demonstrates their commitment to continual improvement across all aspects of their business.

“Nowadays most businesses benefit from open source software or even employ it in their business critical infrastructures,” says Dr. Michael Meskes, CEO of credativ. “In order to do that, businesses need to trust the software. Here is where the OpenChain project’s easily adoptable guidelines come in. Fostering trust and expanding on the positive impact of open source in business, we hope that many more companies will be able to shift to a progressive infrastructure and a more wide spread adoption of open source.”
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2020/07/02/credativ-announces-openchain-2-0-conformance


CP1 Associates is the latest OpenChain Conformant organization

 

CP1 Associates is the latest OpenChain Conformant organization. This is a UK-based company with an extensive history in the use of open source.

“CP1 provides consultancy and CIO services to organizations across the UK,” says Chris Puttick, Founder of CP1 Associates. “As with most companies, we make extensive use of open source, and adoption of the OpenChain standard for open source compliance helps both to ensure we have the key requirements for such a program in place and harmonization with the larger global software community.”
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2020/07/01/cp1-associates-is-the-latest-openchain-conformant-organization


OpenChain @ OSS North America Virtual Event – Open Source in ISO: Building the First LF Standard in Fourteen Years and What It Means for You – July 1st

 

On the 1st of July at 4:05pm Central Time Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager will deliver a talk entitled ‘Open Source in ISO: Building the First LF Standard in Fourteen Years and What It Means for You.’

This talk will explore the process of building and deploying the first Linux Foundation ISO standard in fourteen years, highlighting both what has changed since we deployed Linux Standard Base, and why formal standardization is a topic that will increasingly be on your radar. The discussion will be primarily focused on OpenChain, the industry standard for open source compliance, and how collaboration with the Joint Development Foundation allowed a transformation from de facto into formal standard in a timescale that suits open source development. The lessons learned are applicable to any projects building out specifications or code that seek worldwide, sustainable adoption across multiple industries, and the presentation will include an explanation of how Linux Foundation and Joint Development Foundation are ready to support that process today.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2020/07/01/openchain-oss-north-america-virtual-event-open-source-in-iso-building-the-first-lf-standard-in-fourteen-years-and-what-it-means-for-you-july-1st


The Survey of OSS Compliance Operations in Companies

MASATO ENDO
 

Dear community,

Japan Work Group Promotion Sub Group OSS Skill Standard Development Team would like to investigate and analyze the actual situation of companies' OSS compliance operations.
In order to do so, we decided to conduct a questionnaire survey.
We believe the result of this investigation to help improvement the operations of each company.
In addition, we will post the analysis of this to the Intellectual Property Association of Japan for development OSS skill standard.
We would like to ask you to respond to a wide range of responses for conducting effective survey.
I understand you are occupied at the moment, but we appreciate your cooperation.
In addition, the deadline for responses is July 17, 2020, so please respond within the deadline.

Please answer this survey the link as below.
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6KuL1na6fgid8a_jXWCvdQ1Z5wDO9XQTRskK7j2ZTAWU3Rg/viewform>


OpenChain Project Japan Work Group Promotion Sub Group
OSS Skill Standard Development Team

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OpenChain Interview #13: Marcel @ PwC - English and German

 

Our 13th interview is now live with Marcel @ PwC, an OpenChain Partner:
You can also read it in German:
And check out all our previous interviews here:


Re: OpenChain UK Work Group Launches on July 23rd

 

Fixed!

On Jul 1, 2020, at 15:44, Andrew Katz <Andrew.Katz@...> wrote:

Shane - sorry - I just noticed that there’s another GMT at the bottom of your page at https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2020/06/30/openchain-uk-work-group-launches-on-july-23rd

Thanks


Andrew



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On 1 Jul 2020, at 07:20, Andrew Katz <Andrew.Katz@...> wrote:

Thanks Shane - our emails crossed!

All the best


Andrew



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On 1 Jul 2020, at 07:10, Shane Coughlan <scoughlan@...> wrote:

I’ll update the OpenChain blog post.

The timing came from the UK side blog post, so that may need updating too.

On Jul 1, 2020, at 14:53, Andrew Katz <andrew.katz@...> wrote:

We’re looking forward to it! One point when diarising: the time is 14:00-17:00pm BST (i.e. normal UK time) not GMT so please note accordingly!

Thanks


Andrew



On 1 Jul 2020, at 06:38, Shane Coughlan <scoughlan@...> wrote:

The OpenChain Work Group is being launched in the UK with its first meeting taking place virtually on 23 July from 14:00 – 17:00 GMT.

Curated by OpenChain partners Orcro Limited with the support of world-leading semiconductor IP company Arm and in collaboration with the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain Project, the purpose of the group is to establish the programme for OpenChain adoption, education and roll-out in the UK, in readiness for OpenChain’s imminent release as an official ISO standard later this year. The inaugural UK meeting, which follows the path of successful OpenChain work groups established in China, Japan, Germany, Korea, India and Taiwan, will feature an introduction from Shane Coughlan who leads the OpenChain project at the Linux Foundation. Andrew Katz (Orcro) and Sami Atabani (Arm) will share their experiences of OpenChain implementation in the real world.
https://www.openchainproject.org/news/2020/06/30/openchain-uk-work-group-launches-on-july-23rd




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