Small Company Playbook Now Available


Huge thanks to Balakrishna, Martin, Jari and others for helping make this happen!


The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce the launch of our latest playbook. Focused on small companies, and created by the Education Work Group over the summer, this playbook helps you to contextualize the tasks involved with OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 adoption. It is short, simple and directly relevant to things like:

• Getting management support
• Creating realistic policy and processes
• Operating an open source program office (OSPO) with low resources
• Ensuring you have the key requirements of a quality license compliance program

While targeted towards small companies, the concepts used in this document are useful for medium and large companies as well. This of this as a “minimum viable product” when it comes to considering compliance programs and open source program offices.

As with all our reference material, this playbook is available free of charge and under CC-0 licensing (effectively public domain). It is currently published as a PDF, Word Document and in Open Document Format. More formats will be coming in the future.

Get the playbook here: