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August 20, 2021

Sony Semiconductor Solutions announces conformance to ISO/IEC 5230:2020 (OpenChain 2.1)

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Sony Semiconductor Solutions announced that, on August 9, the company was certified with the ISO/IEC 5230:2020 standard (OpenChain 2.1), the International Standard for open source software (OSS) license compliance.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Announces OpenChain Conformant Program

The OpenChain 2.1 was approved as an international standard in ISO/IEC 5230 in December 2020. It is expected that this will help further diffuse across the world the requirements of the OSS compliance program, defined by the OpenChain Project.

As a global leader of imaging and sensing technology, we pioneered in developing a framework of open source license compliance and conformed to OpenChain 1.2 standard, a predecessor of ISO/IEC 5230:2020, in October 2019 to ensure that our customers could use our products and services with confidence.
With the latest standard accorded for the enhanced framework, we continue to provide our support with a highly transparent supply chain to our clients and their open source license compliance.

A message from Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager:

Sony Semiconductor Solutions has since long ago played a critical part in the OpenChain community. Their early conformance to OpenChain 1.2 has put us in the leading position in the industry in understanding and applying key requirements of this high-quality open source compliance program. Their formal announcement of conformance to the OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020 is a testimony to their continued leadership. We look forward to collaborating with other companies and supply chains in the industry in the months to come.

About OpenChain Project

The OpenChain Project is one of the projects that operate in affiliation with the Linux Foundation. It has been launched with the objectives to create a compliance program that enables organizations to appropriately leverage increasingly complex open source software and help these organizations to share their knowledge.

About ISO/IEC 5230:2020 (OpenChain 2.1)
This is the International Standard for OSS compliance management. This standard certifies that organizations conform to the OpenChain specifications, giving them an external credential to their trustworthiness.

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is an organization to help to build sustainable ecosystems in open source projects, promoting technological development and commercial applications. Since its inception in 2000, the Linux Foundation has been an outstanding support to the open source community through financial support and intellectual resources, as well as infrastructure, services, events, and training programs. The Linux Foundation and its affiliated projects collaborate and generate promising large-scale investments for the development of shared technology.

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