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LINE's Open Source Compliance Earns OpenChain Certification

Source: LINE Corporation

Why it matters: LINE Corporation has received OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 certification, signifying the company's compliance with international standards for open-source software management.

The recognition may strengthen LINE's position in the global technology industry.

The Key Points

  • The OpenChain Project, led by the Linux Foundation, awards this certification to recognize a company's adherence to best practices in open-source technology.
  • LINE Corporation, with developers in several countries, adheres to international standards in using and developing open-source systems.
  • The company has a long history of releasing its internal technologies as open-source software, such as the Armeria asynchronous framework used in LINE Messenger.
  • As a Silver Sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation since 2022, LINE supports open-source software development. It also organizes the LINE Open Source Sprint, an internal event encouraging developers to participate in open-source projects.

The Big Picture: The certification marks another achievement for LINE Corporation in its commitment to open-source compliance.

The company, part of Z Holdings Group, has expanded its digital ecosystem since launching its messaging app in 2011.

Its "Closing the Distance" mission signifies its goal of connecting information, services, and people.