OpenChain UK Work Group Meeting Announced
The next meeting of the OpenChain UK Work Group has now been announced.
Date: Thursday 13 October
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: Both virtual and physical (Beck Greener, London)
The keynote speaker for the event will be Liz Rice, Chief Open Source Officer with eBPF specialists Isovalent, creators of the Cilium cloud native networking, security and observability project.
Liz is a member of the Open UK Board and was chair of the CNCF’s Technical Oversight Committee 2019-2022, and co-chaired the KubeCon / CloudNativeCon 2018 events in Copenhagen, Shanghai and Seattle. She is also the author of Container Security, published by O’Reilly.
She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London, competing in virtual races on Zwift, and making music under the pseudonym Insider Nine.
11:00: Welcome and introduction by Andrew Katz (Orcro) & Sami Atabani
11:10: News and Updates by Shane Coughlan (Linux Foundation)
11:25: OpenChain UK Workgroup: Plans by Andrew Katz (Orcro) & Sami Atabani
11:45: Liz Rice Key Note
13:00: Thank you and goodbye!
OpenChain, a project of the Linux Foundation, brings established governance principles to the software supply chain. It adopts best-practice from other compliance areas and maps them to software procurement, giving businesses a clear path to minimising infringement risk in procuring, developing and deploying software, with particular emphasis on use and re-use of free and open source software (“FOSS”) components. The result is that open source licence compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for all participants in the software supply chain.
With a stellar roster of international businesses adopting the OpenChain framework for Open Source compliance and seeing the benefits of adopting best-practice – helping business teams work together towards a common goal, making Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) more accessible to developers and reducing overall compliance effort, saving time, legal and engineering resources, it makes sense to unify and freely share this work, and help to embed it into the UK’s software development culture.
With this in mind, the OpenChain UK Work Group was born. It is free to join, and 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. The group also aims to help developers’ and organisations’ journey through open source compliance by providing a practical and accessible platform for anyone in the UK to quickly sync, share information and save time across all aspects of open source compliance.