SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The OpenChain Project is delighted to announce that Comcast has become a Platinum Member and will take a seat on the Governing Board. OpenChain has been growing rapidly in recently months and now has a Governing Board of 14 members that support and inspire a community of almost 200 to address the key requirements for open source compliance in the supply chain.
"The OpenChain Project is centered around a specification that outlines an approach for open source compliance in all types of organization," says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain Project Director. "Today, as we welcome Comcast to our Governing Board, we benefit from a wealth of knowledge and experience provided by a diverse group of stakeholders. Together our member companies and our broader community will collaborate to build a better, more efficient supply chain and will help to ensure that all parties benefit from effective use of open source technology."
"OpenChain provides a powerful platform to accelerate open source adoption and engagement through shared best practices in compliance," Nithya Ruff, Senior Director of Open Source Practice at Comcast Cable, said. "We're excited to learn from our peers and share our experiences as we engage in this important and valuable project."
The OpenChain Project identifies key recommended processes for effective open source management. The project builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent.
The OpenChain Specification defines a core set of requirements every quality compliance program must satisfy. The OpenChain Curriculum provides the educational foundation for open source processes and solutions, whilst meeting a key requirement of the OpenChain Specification. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements.
The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain.
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