SUSE Gets OpenChain Certification, To Make Open Source More Reliable


SUSE becomes the first enterprise Linux distributor to confirm with OpenChain Project Specification

SUSE announced on Wednesday that it has got OpenChain certification, an initiative which can make licensing of open source more understandable, predictable and efficient, for software supply chain participants. SUSE becomes the first enterprise Linux distributor which received conformance with the OpenChain Project Specification. For this, SUSE is assisting free industry resources to focus on innovation by reducing complex processes.

The OpenChain Project is the industry standard to manage open source compliance all over the supply chain and helps in identifying and sharing key components of high quality licensing program of open source. OpenChain Project establishes confidence in open source software by making things more efficient, simpler and consistent.

Certification to make open source more reliable

Commenting on the development, Thomas Di Giacomo, CTO, SUSE, said, “For more than 25 years, SUSE has created and engaged with open source communities as a foundation for its enterprise solutions. We always engage with the community to better meet customer needs, and our OpenChain certification is another indication to enterprises that we are committed to making their experience with open source software more reliable and cost effective.”

Ralf Flaxa, President of Engineering, SUSE, said, “Securing OpenChain compliance was a logical step for SUSE, as OpenChain provides an industry format that documents our existing research and development (R&D) process that we have refined over many years. With so much of our engineering efforts tied to openSUSE and many other open source communities, programs such as OpenChain will enable us to ensure we are using equivalent terminology and guidelines so more time is spent on innovation and less on process.”

The OpenChain certification is supported by newly published Open Source Policy of SUSE, which publicly shares its longtime values, guidelines and procedures for the development and engagement of open source software.


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