OpenChain provides the first global standard for effective open source compliance management. OpenChain was launched to address one of the most critical issues in today’s software supply chain: With the need for suitable and effective open source software compliance processes constantly growing, most companies are creating almost identical internal procedures and policies and thereby replicating efforts, wasting time, and most critically money. To reduce friction and transaction costs in today’s software supply chain, OpenChain has identified common best practices in compliance programs that should be applied across the supply chain for efficient and effective compliance with open source licenses.  The result is a stable specification for software compliance backed by industry and community participants laying out a minimum standard for reliable internal processes and well-trained personnel.

See OpenChain Project for more details.

The current outline of the OpenChain conformance specification is available here.

The OpenChain curriculum is available here.

A link to the online self certification web app can be found here.