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July 13, 2022 | London, England
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Wednesday, July 13 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Open Source Sustainability and our Corporate Social Responsibility - Colin Eberhardt, Scott Logic

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Modern software is increasingly complex, made up of hundreds or thousands of open source components, hidden in deeply nested dependency trees. Just how much do we know about these components that are an integral part of our products? What are the risks associated with their usage, and our exposure? Within the financial services industry, most often the solution is to build up a robust defense against these perils. Security scans, license checkers – this helps create a walled garden, but ultimately harms the wider open source ecosystem. This talk will take a closer look at the make-up of modern software supply chains; we’ll look at where this code comes from, who authored it and how it is distributed; ultimately asking ourselves the question, is this sustainable? Despite numerous efforts to address this challenge, via crowdfunding, sponsorship & highlighting critical infrastructure projects, the problem is growing. To solve it, we need a reset in how we view this precious and fragile asset. Much like the environment, grassroots activism can only go so far; to make a difference, large corporations need to wake up to their responsibility and make genuine and tangible commitments.

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Colin Eberhardt

Technology Director, Scott Logic
Colin divides his time between leading the R&D team and providing advisory consultancy to clients. Widely recognised as a thought leader, Colin has a reputation throughout development circles as an expert in mobile technologies. He has also directed the team that developed a Securities... Read More →


Wednesday July 13, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm BST
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