Baker Botts L.L.P. has announced a partnership with the OpenChain Project, a global leader in open source license compliance. This partnership recognizes the expertise and experience of Baker Botts’ Technology Transactions practice in handling a wide range of issues surrounding open source software (“OSS”).
“While OSS remains an evolving issue for both owners of intellectual property rights, software developers, and software implementers, there is an unmet need for software supply chain management involving OSS, and Baker Botts has been at the forefront of advising clients on these issues for over a decade,” said Paul Ragusa, partner in the firm and Chair of the AIPLA Standards and Open Source Committee. “OpenChain is a leader in this field and we are excited to increase our ability to counsel clients to install high-quality open source compliance programs that are OpenChain compliant.”
OpenChain is a branch of the non-profit Linux Foundation that is focused on compliance and management of open source software embedded in larger software systems. OpenChain maintains OpenChain ISO 5230, the international standard for open source compliance, which establishes certain core requirements for open source software supply chain management. OpenChain also publishes free training and educational materials for companies to follow to assist in conformance with the standard.
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