Mishi Choudhary Associates

Meet-up Report on OpenChain Project’s first India Work-Group meet-up (Bangalore on 7 th September)

Mishi Choudhary & Associates partnered with the OpenChain Project in conducting the OpenChain Project’s first India Work-Group meet-up at Hotel Royal Orchid, Bangalore on 7 th September. The meetup included professionals, open source enthusiasts, tech-companies building or using products on open source and entities interested in learning more on open source compliance. The meet-up had presence of four OpenChain Conformant companies namely Infosys, Siemens, Lyra Infosystems and Cognizant. Besides, various global service providers using Open Source in different forms were also present.

The meetup was organised to initiate the core India Work-Group of the OpenChain Project which was rolled out by Linux Foundation to simplify compliance. The OpenChain Project builds trust in open source and makes compliance easy, predictable and effective. OpenChain Specification and Conformance form industry standards for open source compliance optimized for internal and external supply chains of any type.

The meet-up was moderated by Prasanth Sugathan, Legal Director, and Gurbir Singh Sidhu, Associate Counsel at Mishi Choudhary & Associates. The session also included presentations by Shuvajit Mitra (Senior Manager – IP Commercialisation, Open Source & Trademarks Practices, Infosys) and Arun Azhakesan (Lead OSS License Compliance, Seimens Healthineers).

Attached below is the meet-up report covering major points of discussion.