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We have two fantastic talks lined up in May, both in a similar vein – open source responses to rapid technological change. We’ll be delighted to welcome these speakers:
• Roberto Di Cosmo, Director, Software Heritage
• Stephen Goldbaum, Executive Director – Corporate and Funding Technology, Morgan Stanley
• Attila Mihaly, Software Engineer (VP), Morgan Stanley
// Software Heritage: a revolutionary infrastructure for Open Source //
Open Source Software is at the heart of our digital society and embodies a growing part of our technical and organisational knowledge, and this raises many questions:
• How can we comply with the obligations of Open Source licences?
• How can we be sure that the source code of a key module we use will be still there when we need it in the future?
• Do we really know what source code we are using, and where it comes from?
• If we don’t know, how can we address cybersecurity?
• How do we share this information across the software supply chain?
Answering these questions and answering them well amounts to implementing the KYSW principle (or, Know Your Software) and is quite a challenge.
In this presentation, Roberto will introduce Software Heritage, an open non-profit initiative, in partnership with UNESCO, and supported by major IT players. He will explain how the revolutionary infrastructure it is building changes the way we address these issues. With 10 billion unique source files from 150 million repositories, it is the largest archive of source code ever built.
You can already access and use this infrastructure. Roberto will invite you to help it grow, and take part in this unique undertaking.
// An introduction to Morphir //
Business applications present perennial challenges to organisations. The process of producing specifications of running systems is inherently inefficient, and made even more expensive and risky by the constant cycle of technology rewrites. Meanwhile, the process offers minimal transparency to business users as to whether applications are written correctly.
To tackle this, Morphir is an open source tool that offers a lingua franca between technology platforms, breaking down barriers between business users and technologists, between domain experts, between technologies, and between organisations. It’s a multi-language system built on a data format that captures an application's domain model and business logic in a technology-agnostic manner. What’s more, it’s a language that is machine processable, allowing you to automate execution, documentation, test and audit, schemas and APIs.
In this talk, Morgan Stanley’s Stephen Goldbaum and Attila Mihaly, will give you an overview of Morphir: the common business challenges that led to its creation, a demo of how the language works, and a look ahead to possible future directions for this powerful new open source system and how you can contribute.
You'll have the opportunity to ask questions during the live webinar and the session will be recorded, so if you’re unable to join us at the live time, register anyway and you’ll receive a link to watch it on-demand.
If you would be interested in speaking at a future event, please message co-organisers Claire Cocks or James McLeod via Meetup.com here https://www.meetup.com/Edinburgh-Open-Source-Fintech-Meetup/members/?op=leaders.
The Edinburgh Open Source Fintech Meetup is organised in partnership with FINOS (https://www.finos.org/) and Scott Logic (https://www.scottlogic.com/).