Open Source is in the heart of the numerical transformation
The new strategy planned by the Societe Generale is based on an involvment in Open Source projects and the publication of internal projects under free licences.
The CJOS team has helped them by giving the Societe General members their knowledge and the needed tools to tackle this ambitious work.
The mission has begun with a compliance audit of the code of the project. The audit has shown a large scope including on one hand technical aspects (architectures of the compoments) and on the other hand the contractual control of components and the compliance of their licenses.
Then the CJOS has produced a study about the opportunities and the vigilance points linked to the use and the distribution of Open Source projects.
Cette intervention s'est déroulée sous la forme d'un retour d'expérience propre à donner une approche pratique aux équipes formées.
L'équipe du CJOS a également fourni à la Société Générale :
- des guides pratiques d'animation de communauté et de reversement de projets sur Github ;
- des outils d'aide à la prise de décision de publier un projet en Open Source, et de choix des licences Open Source adaptées.
Valorize and transfer open source assets
Arrow group intended to transfer one of its software products co-created with a partner and released under a free software license.
The CJOS team intervened in order to provide recommendations and experience feedback on software asset transference, as well as to propose several software valorization scenarios aimed at helping negotiation rounds.
Cession or acquisition of digital assets are part of the most sensitive issues that a company may encounter in the course of its activity.
Additional unprecedented issues arise in in the case of open source software:
- does releasing a source code under a copyleft license call into question the ability to definitely divest intellectual property rights thereto?
- do open source software licenses contradict vendor quiet possession warranties?
- does releasing a software product under an open source license decrease its value?
The CJOS answered these questions, enabling Arrow Group it to safely divest part of its digital assets while reaching its financial target.
Successful open source transition
PSA Group intended to meet the digital embedded infotainment challenge by reusing & redistributing open source components.
The CJOS team helped design a specific PSA Master Plan for securing its infotainment division transition to free software.
CJOS first performed a mission of awareness-raising and training adapted to each PSA trade.
As a second step, CJOS team members performed a deep analysis of PSA Infotainment division business processes. This analytic study enabled the CJOS team to suggest adaptations of these processes in order to ease free and open source software cultural adoption in the company.
Last step, CJOS team provided assistance to PSA teams for managing open source software suppliers and contributing to free and open source third-party projects.
Supplier risk control
Amnesty International has become aware of many reused open source components in the results of a supplier-built project, without any inkling as to the license compliance and compatibility of the reused components.
CJOS has provided Amnesty International with advice for negotiating with its supplier & designing the contractual framework of the supplier services.
For successful completion of this mission in an emergency context, CJOS provided Amnesty International with:
- a detailed study of the existing contractual framework for the troublesome delivery as well as practical improvement suggestions;
- negotiation levers enabling Amnesty International to apply the suggested improvements.
Thus empowered, Amnesty International was able to secure a defect-free, open source-compliant delivery by its supplier.
Create co-innovative dynamics with public sector partners.
INSEE has initiated a european- & international-level (UN, EUROSTAT) statistical tools mutualization project, supported by an approach based on co-innovation & open source project releases.
The CJOS team has provided training to the INSEE teams in the relation to strategic, technical, and legal issues with releasing internal projects under open source licenses.
For LINAGORA and the CJOS, the goal of the mission was to provide practical know-how, immediately & easily appropriated by INSEE teams.
The CJOS team organized a hackaton workshop to create a co-conception dynamics. Animating this workshop required the intervention of experts in their fields: open source innovation director, community leader, open source risk managers, and even a design & sketchnotes specialist for providing a detailed, visual account for the hackaton.
At the end of the workshop, INSEE teams had a greatly improved understanding of their own objectives and the opportunities resulting from their ambitions, as well as the necessary tools for building a framework for releasing its projects under a free and open source license.