The Foundation operates under a governance structures that strives for transparency, neutrality and meritocracy.
The Foundation is overseen by a Governing Board composed of member representatives appointed (and elected) by our members and led by FINOS Executive Director. The Foundation's day-to-day operations are run by the FINOS team.
FINOS is home to three kinds of collaborative efforts: open source software projects, open standards projects and special interest groups. The majority of FINOS projects are open source software projects. FINOS projects are self-governing and may determine their own governance rules consistent with FINOS policies and the open source definition, but FINOS provides default governance templates for both to provide projects with a starting point.
The FINOS corporate governance is transparently described by the policies and resources below.
Policy ensuring that the Foundation's work is not deemed to be anticompetitive
Sets out our mission, members' rights and responsibilities, board authority, policies & procedures.
Governs day by day operations of FINOS projects and SIGs
Policy for disclosure and resolution of conflicts of interest
Agreement between each member and the Foundation. This is a review copy, click here to start the Membership enrollment process
Individual Contributor License Agreement
For contributions unrelated to employment. This is a review copy, please use EasyCLA to execute this.
Rules governing the intellectual property rights of FINOS projects, contributions, and members
Agreement between each member and the Linux Foundation (non-executable version)
Corporate Contributor License Agreement
For contributions on behalf of a company. This is a review copy, please use EasyCLA to execute this.
How to use FINOS trademarks appropriately
Agreement between each non-profit member and the Linux Foundation. This is a review copy, click here to start the Membership enrollment process.