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06 July 2020

credativ announces OpenChain 2.0 conformance

credativ, leading open source support and services provider, announces OpenChain 2.0 conformance. credativ was an early adopter of the industry standard for open source compliance, and the adoption of 2.0 further demonstrates their commitment to continual improvement across all aspects of their business.

“Nowadays most businesses benefit from open source software or even employ it in their business critical infrastructures,” says Dr. Michael Meskes, CEO of credativ. “In order to do that, businesses need to trust the software. Here is where the OpenChain project’s easily adoptable guidelines come in. Fostering trust and expanding on the positive impact of open source in business, we hope that many more companies will be able to shift to a progressive infrastructure and a more wide spread adoption of open source.”

“credativ has a long pedigree in the open source world both as an innovator and as a community builder,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Their early adoption of the OpenChain industry standard for compliance underlined this, and their announcement today of conformance with the latest version of our standard – functionally identical to our forthcoming ISO standard – solidifies their position of excellence in open source governance. I am looking forward to continued collaboration in the months and years ahead.”

About the OpenChain Project

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. The OpenChain Curriculum provides the educational foundation for open source processes and solutions, whilst meeting a key requirement of the OpenChain Specification. OpenChain Conformance allows organizations to display their adherence to these requirements. The result is that open source license compliance becomes more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain.

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This article was published first on the OpenChain project page.

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Michael Meskes



Michael Meskes is the CEO of credativ Group, the industry leader in services for open source software. He has been working as an open source developer for almost twenty-five years and is involved in several open source projects, of which Debian and PostgreSQL are the best known. He gives presentations at various conferences and talks about the many benefits of free software.

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