Open source compliance standard

The process management standard for managing open source license compliance is live (ISO/IEC 5230).

The Linux Foundation, Joint Development Foundation and the OpenChain Project are delighted to announce the publication of ISO/IEC 5230:2020 as an International Standard. Formally known as OpenChain 2.1, ISO/IEC 5230:2020 is a simple, clear and effective process management standard for open source license compliance. It allows companies of all sizes and in all sectors to adopt the key requirements of a quality open source compliance program. Source:

Shane Coughlan, General Manager, OpenChain writes:

"You can get a free copy of ISO/IEC 5230 from the Publicly Available Standards page:

Direct download link (you need to accept some terms):

You can also get the standard for 58 CHF through the normal ISO shop via our Main ISO page:


You can access some great resources on Open Source license compliance at the Open Chain website, including loads of case studies and self assessment criteria.

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