Open Source Strategy and Governance

March 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hybrid event. In person meeting at BCS London
Reza Alavi

March’s event on the theme of Open Source Strategy and Governance.

18:00 – Feel free to join the online meeting to chat with other participants
18:30 – Presentations
20:00 – Closing discussion

The event is hybrid, in-person meeting takes place at the London offices – registration is required (see tickets above). For the online event, there is no requirement to register, you can just connect to livestream using BigBlueButton using this link.  Thank you to GWDG for providing hosting for the virtual meeting.  We are also recording the talks for later posting on our YouTube channel.

The BCS meeting room and livestream link will be open from 18:00 for networking, and the event will start at 18:30 prompt. We’ll keep the link open afterward for discussion.

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Aligning open source governance with your organisation’s business objectives

Gilles Gravier (Wipro)

Governance is a key element of your open source activities. It should be governed by your open source strategy, and it should be done in ways that directly support your corporate business objectives. In this session, we’ll explore what kind of business objectives can be supported by an open-source strategy and those that are specifically the object of a strategically defined governance model. 


The Security Risk of Using Open Source Software

St. John Harold

A key aspect of Governance is understanding the risks associated with using Open Source Software. This session will focus on what we have defined as compliance risks, explaining our reasons for linking compliance with security within the OSS domain covering the compliance of confidentiality, integrity, availability but also looking at privacy and the certification of OSS. This is based on recent research into the wider area of OSS risks. 


The challenges and opportunities of building open source communities in the highly regulated financial services industry

James McLeod (FINOS, The Linux Foundation)
James McLeod is the Director of Community at FINOS, The Linux Foundation, with an extensive career in software engineering and running open source communities. James joins the group to talk through the challenges and opportunities of building open source communities in the highly regulated financial services industry. James will also share his screen and attempt a live, open source in finance, demo!