LINE Achieves OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 Certification for Open Source Compliance

2023.07.05 ALL

■OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 certification signifies LINE has been globally recognized for open source software compliance

■With thousands of developers around the world, LINE is focused on contributing to the open source ecosystem and developing trustworthy software supply chains 


TOKYO – July 6, 2023 – LINE Corporation is pleased to announce that it has achieved OpenChain ISO/IEC 5230 certification, the international standard for open source license compliance. The OpenChain Project is one of the initiatives led by Linux Foundation, a leading non-profit organization focused on fostering innovation through open source and developing best practices and standards for open source software, hardware, standards, and data.

By attaining ISO/IEC 5230 certification, LINE has been globally recognized as having a highly trustworthy and systematic management system for utilizing open source. Thousands of LINE developers around the world, including in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, utilize and develop open source systems based on international standards, and LINE’s open source team strictly complies with those core obligations in open source management.


LINE also has a history of releasing its internal technologies as open source software, including Armeria, the asynchronous framework that is a core technology of the LINE messenger. In addition, LINE has been a Silver Sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation, an American nonprofit organization that supports open source, since 2022, and since 2021, LINE has hosted the LINE Open Source Sprint, an internal event where LINE developers can participate in open source projects over the course of a month. By doing activities like these, LINE not only supports the growth of individual developers, but also strives to create an open source culture that embraces collaboration with the global open source ecosystem.


“LINE has a long history of success pioneering cutting-edge technological trends in all sorts of fields, including messengers, AI, blockchain, and fintech,” said Snow Kwon, CTO of LINE Plus. “As part of this process, we strictly maintain the highest standards of open source compliance. This OpenChain certification is recognition of our longstanding capacity in this area, and a sign of our commitment to open source moving forward.” 


■About LINE Corporation

Based in Japan, LINE is dedicated to the mission of “Closing the Distance,” bringing together information, services and people. The LINE messaging app launched in June 2011 and since then has grown into a diverse, global ecosystem that includes AI technology, fintech and more. LINE joined the Z Holdings Group, one of the largest internet service groups in Japan, following the completion of a business integration in March 2021.