OPEN SOURCE READINESS PROGRAM

OPEN SOURCE READINESS PROGRAM

OSR
Open Source Readiness (OSR)

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Check out the program Wiki for more information including the meeting schedule.

Subscribe to the program or email the program participants to get involved.

MEMBER PARTICIPANTS

  • FINOS
  • HSBC
  • UBS
  • deutsche-bank
  • BNYMellon
  • RedHat
  • Github

Working Groups

Projects

OPEN SOURCE READINESS OVERVIEW

The Open Source Readiness (OSR) Program is a key strategic initiative for FINOS. Many financial services firms are just beginning to engage with open source as more than consumers and are grappling with the legal, cultural, and technical challenges involved for the first time. The OSR Program provides information, practical tools, and support to FINOS members and the broader financial services industry as they navigate these challenges.

Resources

The OSR Program has produced several valuable practical resources for firms developing their open source strategy and process:

  • The Open Source License Compliance Handbook is a guide for complying with a wide range of open source licenses in common use cases. It's an invaluable resource for enabling developers to manage the most common compliance tasks without unnecessary legal and compliance review. Download the Handbook.
  • The Reference FOSS Policy is a comprehensive model corporate policy for consuming, contributing to, and publishing open source software. It's a great starting point for firms adopting their first open source policy or revising an existing one. Download the Word version.
  • Our whitepaper on Business Value of Open Source in Financial Services lays out the business case for open source engagement and is a helpful aid for pitching open source to decision-makers on the business side of finance firms.

Getting involved

If you're interested in participating in the OSR Program's activities, you can:

  • Join the Open Source Readiness Working Group, which meets biweekly to discuss solutions to common open source readiness challenges, hear guest presentations from open source experts, and more.
  • Check out our projects on GitHub and consider contributing to the continued development of the Reference FOSS Policy or Open Source Compliance Handbook.