Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project welcomes Google, Facebook and Uber

TechCrunch | 12/6/2018 | Staff
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The Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project helps company find ways to comply with open source licensing requirements. Today at the Open Compliance Summit in Yokohama, Japan it announced Google, Facebook and Uber have joined the project as platinum members.

As platinum members the three companies become part of the governing board. Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager says as the project has matured, this a logical point for three large technology companies to come on board.

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“Facebook, Google and Uber are perfect new additions for this point, as we move towards becoming a formal industry standard and scaling very significantly across multiple markets. In particular, we are making sure that we can clearly communicate the advantages of OpenChain, and we can clearly show that diversity and the knowledge of our board, as well,” Coughlan told TechCrunch.

As companies who use significant amounts of open source code, having these three organizations in particular really raises the profile of the project. “Facebook, Google and Uber are really interesting because they are in strong competition with each other and are coalescing around a single solution. And I think that’s probably one of the most important messages today. Companies which are intense rivals in many markets all see one single coherent approach to open source compliance in the supply chain and are putting their weight...
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