[CAICT x ShardingSphere Financial User Community] was established, and many well-known financial institutions officially settled in

Time:2022-11-25

On the site of “OSCAR Open Source Pioneer Day” on May 20, 2022, Apache ShardingSphere and China Academy of Information and Communications Technology jointly established [China Academy of Information and Communications Technology x ShardingSphere Financial User Community]. At present, many well-known financial institutions have joined the community, and will continue to attract more financial companies to participate in the future to jointly expand the open source ecology of the financial industry.

In 2021, as open source was officially written into the “The 14th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development of the People’s Republic of China and the Outline of Long-term Goals in 2035”, open source was also clearly included in the five-year plan for national economic and social development for the first time. In the annual planning outline. With the country’s increasing support for open source at the strategic level, open source is gradually changing from a concept among engineers to a popular culture in the industry. The new collaboration mode led by open source is profoundly affecting the trajectory of enterprise application technology, and a series of policy orientations has also laid the foundation for more companies to embrace open source.

There is no doubt that open source has become an indispensable part of the national strategy, and is becoming an important way for enterprises to quickly acquire innovation capabilities and break through technological bottlenecks.

To build the capability of Xinchuang industry, the financial industry accelerates its embrace of open source

As a pillar industry of the national economy, the financial industry’s technical security involves the key elements for the survival of hundreds of millions of people, and it is also related to the financial security at the national level. Coupled with the increasingly complex international situation in recent years, it is imperative to improve the technical security capabilities of the financial sector.

In addition to external factors, after decades of development in the domestic financial industry, the volume of data and business scenarios are no longer the same. Phenomena such as the rapidly increasing data volume, system pressure brought by high-concurrency services, faster response speed, and reliability risks have begun to emerge. Stitching and patching on the past structure can no longer meet today’s internal and external demands.

On October 20, 2021, the General Office of the People’s Bank of China, the Secretariat of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, the General Office of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the General Office of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, and the General Office of the China Securities Regulatory Commission jointly issued the “Opinions on Regulating the Application and Development of Open Source Technology in the Financial Industry” 》, the release of the guidance on open source in the financial industry has further promoted the process of accelerating the construction of an open source ecosystem in key industries such as finance.

However, even if open source has been recognized by policy and the market, this does not mean that open source is risk-free. On the contrary, the current risk of open source issues is prominent, and software selection governance is imminent. Therefore, the principle of open source in the financial field is to be both open source and credible, and at the same time avoid various risks faced in the process of applying open source, such as copyright infringement, patent infringement, trademark infringement, license conflicts, and so on.

Therefore, the open source ecological construction in the financial field must pay attention to the underlying new generation infrastructure level.

Apache ShardingSphere and China Academy of Information and Communications Technology jointly established a community

In order to provide a place for the accumulation of domestic open source culture and create a communication platform for the majority of open source participants and users, the Institute of Information and Communications Technology, together with the Apache ShardingSphere community, took the lead in establishing [China Institute of Information and Communications Technology x ShardingSphere Financial User Community] (hereinafter referred to as the “Community”).
[CAICT x ShardingSphere Financial User Community] was established, and many well-known financial institutions officially settled in
[CAICT x ShardingSphere Financial User Community] was established, and many well-known financial institutions officially settled in
[CAICT x ShardingSphere Financial User Community] was established, and many well-known financial institutions officially settled in
The community is positioned as “Trusted Open Source Community Community ShardingSphere Working Group and ShardingSphere Open Source Community Financial User Community”, which is committed to providing a discussion and exchange platform for financial institutions such as banks, insurance, securities, etc., and continues to accumulate open source culture and achievements in the financial field. The establishment of this community will help promote the formation of joint forces in the entire financial industry, and improve the application security level of open source software in the financial industry in an all-round and multi-level manner.

In the future, the “community” will follow the principles of security and trustworthiness, self-controllability, problem orientation, and open innovation, and take ensuring system security and stability in financial scenarios as the primary principle of using open source software, linking open source software vendors and financial institutions Form an ecological circle, use the community ecology to promote the exploration of software standards, processes, and incubate innovative technologies, and promote a virtuous circle of open source ecology.

At present, there are many financial institutions & enterprises in the community asThe first batch of members settled in, including CAICT, SphereEx, ICBC Software Development Center, Agricultural Bank of China Software R&D Center, Minsheng Bank, Ping An Bank, Bank of Shanghai, Tianfu Bank, Ganzhou Bank, Zhongbang Bank, Jiangsu Rural Credit, Pacific Insurance, Zhongan Insurance,More financial institutions will be involved in the future.

For members who join the community, the community will provide assistance in four major areas including technology, security, users, and business:

  • At the technical level, Apache ShardingSphere will provide community members with free consultation, technical support, version inspection and other services;
  • At the security level, community members are provided with regular open source project security vulnerability checks, open source version security patch repair and other services;
  • At the user level, promote collaboration among developer platforms, realize user linkage in the financial industry, and further awaken the vitality of users in the financial industry;
  • At the business level, combined with the Apache ShardingSphere open source community’s integration of industry-wide collaboration capabilities, it will match community members and expand the scope of application scenarios.

Views from all sides

With the introduction of more and more open source policies, more and more industries have joined the exchange of open source projects. The Institute of Information and Communications Technology has been actively promoting exchanges and interactions between upstream and downstream partners in the field of open source. This time, CAICT and ShardingSphere, the top open source project of Apache, jointly created a financial user community, starting from the pain points of financial users in the use of open source projects, and gaining insight into the extensibility of open source software in the financial field. The landing of the field provides more references to jointly build an open, stable and healthy open source ecosystem in the financial industry.—— Zhang Yiyang, Department of Open Source and Software Security, Cloud Institute, CAICT

As a highland in the digital field, the financial industry has always paid great attention to data infrastructure; at the same time, open source is also a powerful starting point for enterprises to build their own hard-core technical capabilities. The establishment of the CAICT x ShardingSphere financial user community will surely set a good example for deepening the national open source strategy and enhancing the core technical capabilities of the financial industry. We also welcome more financial institutions to join this community to contribute to the development of financial technology.—— Zhang Liang, Apache ShardingSphere PMC Chair

The open source community has injected vigorous impetus into the development of the software industry and provided an important base for technological innovation. Minsheng Bank has always been a staunch supporter, practitioner and explorer of the application of cutting-edge open source technologies. It is hoped that by joining [China Academy of Information and Communications Technology x ShardingSphere Financial User Community] this time, it can work together to build a community and strongly support the development of open source.—— Li Xiaodong, Information Technology Department, Minsheng Bank

Currently, open source technology is widely used in the financial industry. On October 20, 2021, the People’s Bank of China and four ministries jointly issued the “Opinions on Regulating the Application and Development of Open Source Technology in the Financial Industry”, which provides a management framework and specific guidance for the use of open source technology in the financial industry. The Agricultural Bank of China has also been exploring how to promote innovation through open source and seek development through innovation. It hopes to contribute to the construction of an open source ecosystem in the financial industry by joining [China Academy of Information and Communications Technology x ShardingSphere Financial User Community].——Wen Weibin, Software R&D Center, Agricultural Bank of China

Open source is open innovation, gathering brooks into oceans, and opening peers. As the first Internet insurance company, ZhongAn has cited a lot of open source technologies, but also very much hopes to contribute its own experience and accumulation. Joining the ICT x ShardingSphere financial user community this time, I hope to share ZhongAn’s technical practice in the financial field with the industry and contribute to the evolution of financial technology.—— ZhongAn Insurance CTO / ZhongAn Technology CEO Kang Desheng

future outlook

This time with the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, ShardingSphere has further expanded its technical influence in the financial field. Next, the ShardingSphere community will participate in the community co-construction work such as the practical application of open source software in financial scenarios and the security and credibility assessment of open source software.Cooperate with all members and developers in the community, continue to promote the application and governance process of open source technology in my country’s financial industry, and further play the guiding role of [China Academy of Information and Communications Technology x ShardingSphere Financial User Community] in the field of finance and open source, for the joint construction of domestic A good open source atmosphere in the financial industry, and work together to provide a better living and development space for domestic open source projects.

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[CAICT x ShardingSphere Financial User Community] was established, and many well-known financial institutions officially settled in