Shane Coughlan Keynote, OpenChain Project Director at The Linux Foundation at Linaro Connect 2018

Posted by – March 22, 2018

HKG18-400K2 – Keynote: Shane Coughlan with guest speaker Lucien Cheng-hsia Lin- Complex Made Simple: The State of Governance in Open Source

Clear governance, a shared understanding of process and rules, is key to the success of open source adoption at scale. Our global community represents many perspectives, many cultures and many jurisdictions. To address these we have seen the emergence of overarching principles, practical guides and effective tools that support the necessary balance of flexibility and shared trust. This talk will focus in the key open source solutions that address real world challenges. It highlights a stack of solutions that includes OpenChain, SPDX, Reuse.Software, FOSSology, ScanCode, sw360 and QuarterMaster and explain how they work together from meta level (e.g OpenChain standard) to practical process implementation (e.g QuarterMaster CI/CD).

For the last 10 minutes of Shane’s keynote, Lucien Cheng-hsia Lin discusses License Compliance in Asia.

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.

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