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 BST.
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.
• Welcome & Introduction
• OpenChain Project and OpenChain as an ISO standard – Shane Coughlan (Linux Foundation)
• OpenChain, an introduction: reducing risk and friction in the supply chain – Andrew Katz (Orcro)
• The path to open source licence compliance – Sami Atabani (Arm)
• How to sell OpenChain to the board - Sami Atabani (Arm), Shane Coughlan (Linux Foundation)
• An introduction to open source tooling for OpenChain: Oliver Fendt (Siemens), Michael Jaeger (Siemens), Thomas Steenbergen (HERE Technologies)
• The OpenChain UK Work Group: next steps, terms of reference.
The meeting is free of charge, and is open to anyone (whether in the UK or otherwise) interested in finding out more about why companies as diverse as Arm, Google, Scania, Hitachi Data Systems, Toyota, Facebook, Uber and Microsoft are embracing OpenChain, as well as smaller companies like B2M Solutions and NewRoCo.