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ZTE Announces OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 Conformant Program

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ZTE, a global leader in telecommunications and information technology, has obtained OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 conformance with the assistance of CAICT.

SAN FRANCISCO, USA, May 24, 2022 / -- ZTE, a global leader in telecommunications and information technology, has obtained OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 conformance with the assistance of CAICT. This third-party certification is a landmark in expressing both dedication to excellent in process management and leadership in open source by a Chinese multi-national company.

“ZTE operates in over 160 countries and serves one fourth of the world’s population with current and next-generation technology solutions,” says Xiang Shuming, Director of Compliance and Security Governance, ZTE. “Open source is a pivotal part of our ability to innovate, and we are committed to being at the forefront of management as well as development in this field. We are proud to announce our OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 certification and we look forward to continuing to work with CAICT and the OpenChain Project in the years ahead.”

“CAICT began our OpenChain third-party certification project in Q1 2022 as an official partner of the OpenChain Project,” says Guo Xue, Deputy director , CAICT. “ZTE is the fourth company – and the largest so far – that we have collaborated with in certification. We are deeply appreciative both of their commitment to excellence in open source, and with the spirit of community that ZTE and other recent Chinese conformant organizations have expressed. Chinese companies have always been significantly engaged with open source, and we are entering a new era of global leadership.”

“It has been an exceptional year for the OpenChain Project in China. We have strong leadership from OpenChain board member companies like OPPO, Haiwei and HONOR, and a fantastic community with 220 participants,” says Shane Coughlan, OpenChain General Manager. “Working with CAICT and with all types of other contributor in our China Work Group has been both productive and rewarding. Today’s announcement regarding ZTE conformance is part of this story, and it is a lighthouse to help inspire companies inside China and far beyond its borders. We are grateful for all the work that has been done, and we look forward to all the work we will do together in the years ahead.”

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