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FINOS Membership Basics

April 26, 2022

Let’s get down to basics. What we are here for, what you are entitled to and most importantly what we all can do together. 

FINOS - We're a Community Creating Open-Source Solutions for Financial Services, providing an independent setting to deliver software and standards that address common industry challenges and drive innovation.

This year more than ever, we’re focusing our attention on Member Success. Your firms joined FINOS for a reason and it is our imperative to help uncover, address and facilitate the OS needs of your organizations. We start where you are and approach your success by:


Understanding Your Current State

We can’t improve what we can’t measure. When you create an LFID it becomes possible to leverage the LFX Organizational Dashboard and LFX Insights to understand the current state of open source consumption, contribution and awareness along with associated policies and processes.


Identifying Goals and Focused Areas 

Clearly identify goals for engaging in FINOS and with open source more generally, understanding what ”success” means for the specific member firm.


Engage and Expand

Engagement is everything and we’re expanding our definition of contribution. Together we can better reach individual members on projects and marketing opportunities and structure periodic reviews (depending on Member tier) with key stakeholders, based on a Member Success template customized for specific Member goals.


Drive Results

And by executing on this approach, establishing appropriate metrics, and reports to track progress we’ll identify challenges and/or roadblocks sooner rather than later.



Now comes the entitlement part.  Below you can familiarize yourself with what’s available to you as part of the FINOS family.  



We continue to emphasize the significance of your LFID and the ecosystem it unlocks.  This will be the cornerstone of our Member Success measurements throughout the year.  

Reach out to if you want to learn more about this dashboard, also for internal use, or if you are unable to access the dashboard.



Not a FINOS Member yet? Find out more about membership here.



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Community Calendar - Scroll through the calendar to find a meeting to join.

FINOS Slack Channels - The FINOS Slack provides our Community another public channel to discuss work in FINOS and open source in finance more generally.

Project Status Dashboard - See a live snapshot of our community contributors and activity.

Events - Check out our upcoming events or email if you'd like to partner with us or have an event idea.

FINOS Virtual "Meetups" Videos & Slides - See replays of our virtual "meetups" based around the FINOS Community and Projects since we can't all be in the same room right now.

FINOS Open Source in Finance Podcasts - Listen and subscribe to the first open source in fintech and banking podcasts for deeper dives on our virtual "meetup" and other topics.