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

Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project welcomes Google, Facebook and Linux Foundation’s OpenChain project helps company find ways to comply with open source licensing requirements.

Google has been building its own compliance processes for years, and it sees this project, which launched in 2016, as a way to help standardize open source governance.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of this work now that open source is a critical input at every step in the supply chain, both in hardware and software,” Google’s Max Sills and Josh Simmons wrote in a blog post on the company joining OpenChain.

While OpenChain works toward a standard way of helping companies comply with open source licensing requirements, regardless whether it’s a tech company or any other industry, the project is about helping companies, rather than prescribing a particular way to comply.

The Linux Foundation, which is an umbrella organization for many popular open source projects, created the OpenChain project as a way to encourage developers to comply with these requirements.

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