Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) and Open Source – Richard Esplin – Webinar 16

Richard Esplin is currently the product manager responsible for Evernym’s contributions to the Hyperledger Indy project and the Sovrin identity network. He is an open source advocate and technology evangelist who loves creating products that not only meet business goals but also benefit the larger community and will share in this webinar why open source is relevant to Self-Sovereign Identity. This presentation is specifically designed to help SSI evangelists better communicate these concepts to team members, clients, and the interested public.

Most technology professionals today are familiar with open source software, but many are unclear on why this approach to software development and licensing is important for building or selecting technologies that implement self-sovereign identities (SSIs).

SSI empowers individuals with specific rights and responsibilities. Open source software enables SSI by providing the required technologies under software licenses that support those rights. These software licenses encourage collaborative development and ensure users that the identities based on these technologies are secure and cannot be taken away.

We will cover:

  • What makes an identity self-sovereign, and why most digital identity solutions today are not SSI.
  • How open source software helps to address many of the problems with digital identity solutions.
  • What drives the development of free and open source software.
  • How the open source movement has impacted society.
  • Why consumers frequently prefer open source technologies.
  • The different types of open source licenses, and how they influence commercial models.

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