Fintech companies were born in the digital world, and from the very beginning, their products and services take advantage of new technology practices. This post is the second part from our last article Innersource for financial services: A way to improve digital transformation? where we discussed the importance of Innersource for traditional financial services who wants to innovate. Today, we will focus on fintech companies and why Innersource should be implemented.
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One of the main points you think about when trying to implement digital transformation in financial services is software (Software is eating the labor market!). In fact, digital companies see their software as a crucial strategic asset for gaining competitive advantage and are constantly seeking new ways and models to improve innovation, break out silos or be faster to the market. Indeed, these are some of the main benefits InnerSource offers
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As some of you know, Bitergia became an active member of InnerSource Commons with the aim to help companies to implement open source practices within organizations and how to use the right InnerSource metrics for their projects.
Nowadays, more and more companies such as PayPal, Bosch or Autodesk are internally implementing inner source programs. Inner source differs from classic open source development process by remaining within the view and control of a single organization and offers many advantages in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.
In previous posts, we talked about Inner source characteristics and advantages such as InnerSourcing: the development model of the future.
Once again, Bitergia will be at OSCON, held this time in Portland, at Oregon convention center. OSCON, one of the biggest open source conventions in USA, has been ground zero of the open source movement and nowadays continues to be the catalyst for innovation among companies.
Open source projects issues deal with community health and activity: how to get people to contribute or how to keep people engaged are common activities for community managers. Thus, key Performance Indicators (KPIs) should be set for each community based on those goals.
The InnerSource Spain community had its first meeting, and we are already planning next steps. Let’s start by briefing first meeting outcomes.
North Bridge and Black Duck published last January their 2016 Future of Open Source Survey Results with a lot of interesting conclusions. Maybe the biggest one it’s that Open Source continue gaining force inside the IT business, but its management is chaotic because the lack of process.
Most common problems related on the survey were:
- Nearly 50% of companies have not formal policy and process for selecting and approving open source code.
- One of the major problems of that is security. 47% don’t have a formal process in place to track the code and only 19% of vulnerabilities are detected and fixed automatically.
- Nearly 1/3 has no process for identifying tracking or solving known open source vulnerabilities.
- Over 1/2 companies has no responsible to identify and tracking remediation.