Our Community welcomes contributions from contributors of any background and level of expertise. For the fastest way to get started engaging with our Community, check out our Community Quickstart.
For more detailed information on how to engage with our Community, here's several ways to engage with the FINOS community:
FINOS Corporate Members receive additional benefits, including Member-only events and initiatives, and they get the chance to help shape the Foundation mission in collaborative resolution of financial services industry wide shared challenges through our Programs. Organizations looking to accelerate their open source journey or looking to promote open source in financial services should strongly consider becoming FINOS Members to make the most of their engagement in FINOS.
If you'd like to apply for or inquire about membership, please get in touch using the link below or by emailing email@example.com.
Financial services firms face a variety of barriers, both real and perceived, that impede adoption of Open Source software and related software development practices. These obstacles include:
FINOS helps firms overcome these challenges with its Open Source Readiness Project (part of the Financial Delivery Accelerator Program (FDX) Program), focused on enabling financial services organizations and employees to be first class citizens in OSS Communities. The group has produced several valuable practical resources for firms developing their open source strategy and process:
The Open Source Readiness Project (OSR) is open to everyone and welcomes participation from any organization. The group meets on a bi-weekly basis and, led by FINOS Counsel Aaron Williamson, features world class open source experts as well as lively conversations among financial firms legal, compliance and technical peers, providing invaluable guidance to enable institutional open source readiness.
A goal of the Foundation is to collect, curate, and share leading practices and practical tools that have helped financial services firms and leading companies from other industries successfully engage in Open Source. Through the Open Source Readiness Project and the Open Developer Platform we provide a venue and a reference model to deeper open source engagement in a secure and compliant way,
In addition to the open forum provided by the Open Source Readiness Project, FINOS works proactively with his Members to achieve strategic, efficient and compliant open source software engagement.
As a FINOS Member, you'll receive FINOS team support and guidance on both open source readiness and broader engagement with our FINOS Programs and the community -- just one of many Membership Benefits.
Just as organizations working in financial services may face unique obstacles when first using Open Source, developers building in (or for) the financial services industry often encounter challenges that their peers in other sectors may not face, or at least not to the same degree. These may include:
Helping financial services developers get trained and productive with Open Source, and improving the overall financial services developer experience for both new and experienced professionals, is central to our mission and success of our Community.
To help financial services developers working with open source, FINOS created the Open Developer Platform (ODP). The Open Developer Platform (ODP) is a collection of tools aimed to offer a accessible best-of-breed developer toolchain to the FINOS contributors and developers, as well as to provide a reference implementation for financial institutions looking to enable their technology organization to consume and contribute open source in compliance. ODP is managed by the FINOS Community as part of the Open Developer Platform Project which meets bi-weekly and is open to anyone. Learn more about ODP.
Read how other organizations have expanded the use of Open Source software and related development howto's: