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Open Source Readiness - Weekly Update - 15 November 2023

November 15, 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us at OSFF in NYC - this was our largest one yet!  Here are some of the highlights:

2023-11-15 - OSR Weekly Update

Contribution in Regulated Industries

Phil Holleran (GitHub), Cara Delia (RedHat) and Kay Xiong Pachay (Goldman Sachs) ran a panel with me about contributions in regulated industries. They shared their insights working across a diverse set of firms with a keen crowd who asked lots of good Open Source Readiness-specific questions.  

Go check out the video from OSFF here!

Body of Knowledge Milestones!

When we started the body of knowledge back in January, it seemed like a daunting task to document the best practices of open source in finance. And, it got even more daunting as we kept uncovering new projects that needed talking about. However, in a post-OSFF breakout session organised by Morgan Stanley, we got together and figured out what was left to do.

In terms of articles, we still need a first draft to fulfill, this GitHub milestone. Luckily in today’s OSR SIG meeting (see the FINOS Calendar for details), we found volunteers for many of these - people who were willing to go and write their thoughts down on a given topic and bring it back to the SIG for further discussion.  

Still, a few left though: Can you help out with drafting anything here? Get in touch!

Secondly, we discussed trying to edit and improve the state of the material: it’s currently quite hard to navigate. This forms the second GitHub milestone. If you have expertise in information architecture or editing websites then we’d love a consultation with you to find out how we can improve the “user experience” of the Body of Knowledge.


If you still haven’t done it, why not take the Open Source Readiness training course? And let us know what you think…


Author: Rob Moffat


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