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Open Source Readiness - Weekly Update - 28 March 2023

March 28, 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". 

Hello! Welcome to the OSR weekly update. If you haven’t already, please fill out the form to help us with FINOS Open Source Certification! We’ll be kicking off some Subject-Matter-Expert sessions in this in a couple of weeks’ time. Look forward to seeing you there! 

There are lots of in-progress pieces of work on the Body of Knowledge right now. Just drawing attention to some of them:

Starting An OSPO

Engineering Lead at Lloyds, Pooi Cheong and I started on an OSPO PR - early days yet, but we’re pulling together some useful resources to help organisations on their OSPO journey (including lots of links to our sister foundation, the TODO Group).

Compliant Open Source

Jim St. Clair and I have begun working on the Open Source Contribution Compliance Article (in PR form).  


Finally, we have draft versions of Open Source Personas - that is, a breakdown of functions within financial organisations that have to deal with open source, drafted by Cara Delia, Principal Vertical Community Architect at RedHat.

We’d appreciate your reviews/feedback/input on these! They’re a draft at the moment but if you think you can help then get involved on the GitHub PR! 




Author: Rob Moffat


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