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Samsung Electronics Adopts International Open Source Standard

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  • The OpenChain Project began in 2016 as an initiative of the Linux Foundation
  • The project evaluates each company’s open source compliance capabilities and grants certification if they met the criteria.

Samsung Electronics today announced the adoption of OpenChain ISO (International Organization for Standardization) / IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 5230:2020, the first international standard for open source compliance. The OpenChain Project began in 2016 as an initiative of the Linux Foundation. It aims to establish an effective and consistent open source compliance system.

Shane Coughlan, General Manager of OpenChain said, “Open source provides an unmatched platform for innovation. To get the most out of this platform, the key is to have effective, efficient processes. OpenChain ISO 5230 delivers this for license compliance activities. We are delighted to welcome Samsung Electronics to our community of conformance. Their leadership in this area will help accelerate our mission throughout the supply chain.”

OpenChain Project was adopted as an ISO / IEC international standard in 2020

The OpenChain Project was adopted as an ISO / IEC international standard in 2020. The project evaluates each company’s open source compliance capabilities and grants certification if they met the criteria.

Seungbeom Choi, Executive Vice President and Head of R&D Strategy Team at Samsung Electronics said, “Samsung Electronics leads the adoption and use of open source technology to create innovative products“Underlying this are organizations and processes specifically established to safely and efficiently utilize open source. Our adoption of OpenChain ISO 5230 reflects our ongoing commitment to excellence in our field. Samsung Electronics is expected to enhance its credibility by receiving recognition for its capacity to utilize open source through this certification. We look forward to collaborating with other industry leaders around this standard.”

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