Bureau Veritas becomes the First OpenChain Certifier in the Great China Region
Bureau Veritas is now able to assess and certify the open source compliance in conforming to the ISO/IEC 5230 OpenChain standard
Bureau Veritas, the leading Testing, Inspection and Certification provider, is pleased to announce its partnership with OpenChain in becoming the fifth OpenChain ISO 5230 third-party certifier, now able to assess and certify the open source compliance in conforming to the ISO/IEC 5230 OpenChain standard.
Open source software is increasingly used across industries, extending the compliance obligations to the companies integrating it. It is vital to provide a software supply chain where open source software is delivered with trusted and consistent compliance information. OpenChain ISO 5230 was formulated to allow companies of all sizes and sectors to adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. Having obtained the qualification of OpenChain Certifier, Bureau Veritas has extended its service portfolio to provide "Independent Compliance Assessment” and "Third-Party Certification" to their customers, assisting them in speeding-up the product development process.
Pascal LE-RAY, the General Manager of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services Technology Products Taiwan, said, "We are pleased to announce that Bureau Veritas CPS Technology Products Taiwan becomes the first certifier in the Greater China region. This partnership also demonstrates the deep specialist knowledge and experience of Bureau Veritas’ compliance practice to support our clients in adopting high-quality open source compliance programs. Moreover, OpenChain aids open source transparency by using software bill of material to identify and manage security vulnerabilities that synergize with cybersecurity standards to reduce compliance risks and security risks effectively."
“OpenChain ISO 5230 provides a compelling solution to quality open source compliance,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “OpenChain offers the freedom of choice for companies to conform via self-certification, independent assessment, or third-party certification. When it comes to the latter, the key value is to ensure the certifier has impeccable credentials. This is true of Bureau Veritas and we look forward to ongoing collaboration in this space."
OpenChain ISO 5230 is the International Standard for open source license compliance. It is simple, effective and suitable for companies of all sizes in all markets. This standard is openly developed by a vibrant user community and is freely available to all. It is supported by free online self-certification, extensive reference material and official service provider partners. Visit here to learn more.