As the UK's leading digital bank, we know the importance of delivering the best digital tools, platforms and products to our millions of customers. That’s why, here at Lloyds Banking Group, we understand how crucial open source software is in helping us to deliver our digital strategy and stay at the forefront of innovation.
Open source allows us to build the right products that our customers need in today’s fast-paced, ever changing digital world. The software works by allowing developers to collaborate and build code which can be easily accessed, studied, modified and shared, meaning that developers and fans of coding from all over the world can spot bugs and build enhancements to our digital products. This ensures that our offering is ever evolving and improving, and reflects what our customers really need.
With the importance of safely strengthening our digital capabilities in mind, we’ve recently launched our Open Source Mission. The aim of the Mission is to provide robust solutions to how Lloyds Banking Group safely consumes, contributes and publishes open source software, while collaborating with external open source communities.
As part of the Mission, we’ve developed guidelines to allow the Group to realise many of the productivity and innovation benefits of open source software in building products and services, while optimising its cost and mitigating its risk. This also accounts for legal and license compliance, by providing a set of guidelines for colleagues to participate in external projects and communities.