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SUSE secures OpenChain certification

SUSE proudly announces to have received OpenChain certification. It has become the first enterprise Linux distributor to be certified for the same. This is an initiative to make open source licensing more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain.

“For more than 25 years, SUSE has created and engaged with open source communities as a foundation for its enterprise solutions,” said Thomas Di Giacomo, SUSE CTO. “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.”

SUSE meets new industry benchmark for a simplified Open Source experience.

Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager, said, “The OpenChain Standard is suitable for every organization involved in the open source supply chain. It has been a pleasure to collaborate with a great team toward goals that will ultimately benefit thousands of companies across the globe.”

SUSE becomes the first enterprise Linux distributor to certify to OpenChain.

SUSE’s OpenChain certification is underpinned by the recently published SUSE Open Source Policy, which publicly shares SUSE’s longtime values, procedures and guidelines for open source software development and engagement. The OpenChain Project helps to identify and share the core components of a high quality open source licensing program and convey this across the supply chain.
Ralf Flaxa, SUSE President of Engineering, said, “Securing OpenChain compliance was a logical step for SUSE, as OpenChain provides an industry format that documents our existing 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.”

OpenChain builds trust in open source by making things simpler, more efficient and more consistent. And, SUSE is helping free industry resources to focus on innovation by reducing complex processes.