Google Announces OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 Conformant Program

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Google is proud to be an OpenChain Governing Board member. As an early adopter of the first generation of OpenChain, we are announcing formal adoption of ISO/IEC 5230, the International Standard for open source license compliance.

The OpenChain Project maintains ISO/IEC 5230, the International Standard for open source compliance. This allows companies of all sizes and in all sectors to adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. This is an open standard and all parties are welcome to engage with the OpenChain community, to share their knowledge, and to contribute to the future of the standard.

Google has been at the forefront of open source development and the compliant use of open source from its earliest days. The Google Open Source Programs Office prides itself on bringing the best of open source to Google and the best of Google to open source. Responsible use of open source includes respecting developers through compliant use of their code. Google’s participation in the OpenChain project is an important part of supporting industry maturity and predictability in open source compliance.

Google previously announced its conformance with OpenChain 1.2 and collaborated with the OpenChain Project on the creation of both open source compliance program standards.

By Hilary Richardson and Sonal Bhoraniya – Google Open Source Programs Office Licensing & Compliance Advisors