OpenChain UK Work Group January 2023 Meeting
We’re delighted to announce the details for the next meeting of the OpenChain UK workgroup:
- Date: 26th January 2023
- Time: 15:00 – 17:00
- Venue: The offices of Analog Devices in Hayes, West London (near Heathrow) at the Old Vinyl Factory, 5 Pressing Lane, Hayes UB3 1EP.
Many thanks to Steve Kilbane for making the space available for us at his company’s offices.
The meeting will also be available to join virtually. Please register as normal and login details will be sent to you prior to the meeting.
We’re planning on launching an exciting new initiative. Since meeting at the OpenSource Summit in Dublin back in September, it’s becoming clear that it would be helpful to the OpenChain community at large to produce some end-to-end reference materials showing how an example real world project can be developed, built and distributed in a compliant way, and how compliance artefacts can be generated for the project which ensure that on deployment, all the relevant materials are made available.
Ideally, we’d like to create a reference for a number of projects, distributed in different ways.
This is a pretty ambitious task(!), so we suggest that we start with a reasonably straightforward project (distribution of a standard desktop app).
We’ve already started working on this behind the scenes and want to present the current status and plan for the next few stages.
As a project which is complementary to this, Yogesh Desphpande from ARM will demonstrate how they have been working alongside Google in increasing transparency in the compliance process for firmware development.
In addition, Martin Yagi has also been working on some great training materials including bitesize training videos, and you can see an example of his work here:
He will provide some more information on the history of this initiative, his plans for the future, and how the OpenChain UK community could get involved.
We also have some great news from David Buckhurst at the BBC who has been kind enough to offer us space for our second meeting of the year at the BBC at Media City in Salford. This one is provisionally set for 28th March, and further details will follow.
As you can see, we have some great activity happening, the launch of some excellent initiatives and exciting potential for 2023!
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