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Open Source Readiness - Weekly Update - 18 April 2023

April 18, 2023

This year at FINOS we are focusing on one of FINOS' key existing projects: Open Source Readiness. This is FINOS' term for helping the finance industry "do open source properly". 

What’s Been Happening?

On 5th April we had an amazing Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting where Brittany Istenes presented her article on Maintaining Open Source Projects, with lots of discussion around how this should work in regulated / corporate environments. This sparked some interesting discussion around how Compliance and Evidencing Requirements impact open source projects. PR Incoming!

Kay Xiong Pachay presented her article on Training Requirements for Open Source Developers (again, working in a corporate environment). It was interesting to hear how different banks mandate training for open source developers and what those courses contain.   Again - PR Incoming!

Coming Up This Week

We have the OSR SIG meeting (Wednesday 10AM EST/3PM BST). Check out the FINOS Calendar and get involved.

We will be talking about community management for open source development (again, courtesy of Brittany Istenes) and (time permitting) we’ll be reviewing one of several other new articles being drafted for the Body Of Knowledge.

Ready To Read

  • Why not read about the 5 Levels of Maturity in the OSR Body Of Knowledge?
  • Or take a look at the draft article on Legal Risk and find out about how much money banks end up paying when they break laws…

Lunch in New York? 

And Finally we’re in New York in the first week of May for the FINOS Hackathon (sign up now!)

Join the FINOS Hackathon at BMO in New York City on May 3/4 2023 

If you work for a FINOS member and you’d like to meet the Open Source Readiness team for lunch on Tuesday 2nd May 12:30pm at the Manhattan Eataly then get in touch!  We’d love to hear your thoughts!


Author: Rob Moffat


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