OpenChain UK Work Group’s September Meeting Announced
The OpenChain UK Work Group’s next meeting is being held via Zoom on Thursday 30 September from 14:00 – 15:30 BST.
A full agenda will be launched prior to the meeting, which will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss OpenChain adoption and best practice. There has been a huge amount going on in the world of OpenChain, with a raft of new, high-profile conformance announcements, new optional extensions to the standard covering security and community engagement, and increased emphasis on the ease of use of tooling.
Open Chain’s General Manager Shane Coughlan will be joining us, and bringing us up to speed on new initiatives intended to make existing compliance tools like FOSSology and ScanCode easier to use.
OpenChain is a project of the Linux Foundation which 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. OpenChain became an international standard at the end of last year, under ISO/IEC 5230:2020.
Bookings for the September meeting are now open and can be made via the Eventbrite booking form.
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 of all sizes are embracing OpenChain.
To join the OpenChain UK Work Group visit: https://lists.openchainproject.org/g/uk-wg and subscribe to the list to receive future details about the bi-monthly meetings and to sync and share information across all aspects of open source compliance. More information about the group can be found on its draft terms of reference document: https://lists.openchainproject.org/g/uk-wg/files.