Programs are the fundamental building block of our community. It's through programs that industry participants typically become first engaged with FINOS, often leading to lasting cross-firm collaborations aimed at solving common challenges .
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) to adopt Open Source software practices.
FINOS helps its members organizations achieve efficient and compliant open source software strategic engagement as part of our Member Success initiatives, and is 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.
To help financial services developers working with open source, FINOS created the Open Developer Platform (ODP). The Open Developer Platform (ODP) is a collaborative initiative that delivers a secure and compliant sandbox for software development in the financial services world.
Read how other organizations have expanded the use of Open Source software and related development practices: