Open Chain

This talk has been presented by Malcolm BAIN, during the 2018 edition with the thematic “Compliance & conformance processes in the time of mainstream Open Source”.

Open Chain

The OpenChain Project builds trust in open source by making open source license compliance simpler and more consistent. The OpenChain Specification defines a core set of requirements every quality compliance program must satisfy. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements. The OpenChain Curriculum supports this process by providing extensive reference material for effective open source training and management. The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for all participants in the software supply chain.

About Malcolm BAIN :

Lawyer, ID Law Partners

Malcolm Bain is an English solicitor and Spanish lawyer, specialising in Information Technology and intellectual property law. Co-founder of id law partners (now part of BGMA, a Barcelona-based law firm), he has a wide experience representing clients in both sides of IT transactions, and advises on licensing, software contracts, technology transfer, copyright, privacy and trademark issues. He has participated in various Research and Development projects and has written and lectured on many aspects of IT law, e-commerce and internet regulation. His pro bono activities include participating and advising free and open software projects and communities. Malcolm is member of the Free Software Foundation Europe, and Free Software Chair of the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, and lectures on the legal aspects of the open source software and ICTs at Masters level (Univ. Oberta de Catalunya, Univ. de Lleida).