This page gives you an overview on how to quickly engage with the FINOS Community.
Your first step is to find an interesting Project and learn about their mission and roadmap. In addition to a Github or GitLab repository, projects also often have their own websites (e.g. fdc3.finos.org or perspective.finos.org) where you can find documentation, roadmaps, and other consumption information. Projects and SIGs (Special Interest Groups) often host meetings, which can be found in the FINOS Community Calendar and are open to everyone.
For those newer to Open Source, the best way to start is by:
Joining an open source project call or general meeting is a great way to experience FINOS and see our collaborations first hand. All meetings can be found on the Community calendar as well as on the respective wiki or GitHub repo. Unsure which one to check out? A great first choice is our Open Source Readiness SIG or any of our Special Interest Groups.
Communication between scheduled meetings, and much of the overall collaboration within the FINOS community, occurs via Google Group mailing lists. Specific project mailing lists can be found on the respective project's wiki/GitHub repo as well as in the directory of FINOS mailings lists.
More experienced Open Source developers may be ready to:
A great place to start contributing is finding issues marked a "good first issue" / "help wanted" in the FINOS Github organization.
To contribute code into a FINOS Software Project repository, community participants must be covered by a Contributor License Agreement. Commits and pull requests of code to FINOS repositories will only be accepted from those contributors:
Still unsure where to start? Can't find a mailing list? Unsure when an open source project next meets? Need to set up an ICLA or unsure if you are covered under an existing CCLA? Check our FAQ page and join the weekly FINOS Office Hours with the FINOS Team to ask your questions. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact directly the FINOS team.
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