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OCS 2020 Breakout: Gabriele Columbro

Joseph (JJ) Jacks
COSS missionary
・2 min read

Gabriele Columbro is an open source executive and technologist at heart. He spent over 15 years building developer ecosystems to deliver value through open source across Europe and the US. He thrives on driving innovation both contributing to open source communities and joining commercial open source ventures, whether it’s for an early stage tech startup, a Fortune 500 firm or a non profit foundation. Previously Director of Product Management at Alfresco, as Executive Director Gabriele grew the Fintech Open Source Foundation FINOS from the ground up, with the vision of creating a trusted arena for the global financial services industry to innovate faster, leveraging open source as a model of collaboration. Gabriele holds a Master in Computer Engineering, is a Committer for the Apache Software Foundation and advises open source startups. He’s a passionate soccer fan, reggae music connoisseur and special needs dad and advocate wannabe.

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Join Gabriele Columbro, Executive Director of FINOS: A major opportunity if you are an individual or if you represent a COSS company!

Introducing FINOS and presentation topic: How open-source has become mainstream in Financial Services - 0:00

Talking a trip down memory lane - 1:10

A brief history of FINOS, starting in 2015 with the Symphony Software Foundation (SSF), through joining with the Linux Foundation in 2020 - 2:49

FINOS members and contributors at different levels - 12:06

Talking through Goldman Sachs’s big contribution: Legend, formerly known as Alloy, open-sourced - 13:37

Walking through FINOS featured projects, including Legend, Perspective, Waltz, FDC3, and Morphir. Full FINOS LANDSCAPE and projects available at landscape.finos.org - 16:28

Walking through the Financial Services stack, and the role that FINOS plays - 20:35

October 2020 marked the largest number of commits in the history of the foundation. Biggest quarter in history. - 22:35

Why Open Source just makes sense in Financial Services Industry. Business reasons, Technology reasons, and Ecosystem reasons. - 23:20

How FINOS enables Open Source in Financial Services - 27:27

Transparent, Robust, and Flexible Governance - 28:28

The FINOS Open Developer Platform and benefits for developers - 28:55

FINOS helps firms become “Open Source Ready” - 29:30

Introducing the Open RegTech initiative - 30:29

Relationship between open source and financial services in the early stages. Where does FINOS go from here? - 31:39

Showing the positive sum-game of open of open source in Financial Services - 33:47

Concluding remarks - 34:59


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