Samsung SDS Achieves ISO/IEC 5230:2020 Standard for Open Source Compliance
Samsung SDS has become the first Korean IT services company to adopt and comply with OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230:2020, the international open source compliance standard.
The OpenChain Project, launched by the Linux Foundation in 2016, awards this certification to global companies that have secured the open source license compliance process and application capabilities.
Samsung SDS was recognized for its overall competence in all assessments
criteria, including open source policy and process, professional workforce, and employee training.
Although open source is a software license that makes the source code available to the public, legal disputes and threats may arise if users do not comply with its license agreement or check for weak points.
Earlier this year, Samsung SDS expanded its dedicated open source software team in Open Source Program Office (OSPO) and strengthened its specialists in development, security, legal and patents, to provide support in open source applications and to prevent disputes.
OSPO improves the use of open source by performing preliminary screening for threats such as security vulnerabilities and errors during the planning phase of software, application and IT infrastructure development.
Since last year, Samsung SDS has carried out a comprehensive review in cooperation with its overseas offices and the Global Development Center to operate an open-source verification system globally.
Samsung SDS will develop an integrated management system by September to manage open source status, track previous verification records, and respond to weak points. The company expects the system to further enhance customer confidence in its IT service business and solutions.
Kim Jong-pil, Executive Vice President and Head of Development Office at Samsung SDS, said, “With the increasing use of open source software, securing reliability is important in the software supply chain. Through thorough verification and compliance with the licensing policy, Samsung SDS will provide our customers with services and solutions they can rely on.”