Governance

Governance

Governance overview

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 two kinds of collaborative projects: open source software projects and open standards projects. 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.

POLICIES

CORPORATE POLICIES

MEMBERSHIP POLICIES

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICIES

Charter

Sets out our mission, members' rights and responsibilities, board authority, policies & procedures

Membership Agreement

Agreement between each member and the Foundation

Corporate Contributor License Agreement

For contributions on behalf of a company

Antitrust Policy

Policy ensuring that the Foundation's  work is not deemed to be anticompetitive

IP Policy

Rules governing the intellectual property rights of FINOS projects, contributions, and members

Individual Contributor License Agreement

For contributions unrelated to employment

Conflicts of Interest Policy

Policy for disclosure and resolution of conflicts of interest

Trademark Guidelines

How to use FINOS trademarks appropriately

Active Participation Policy

Defining active participation for purposes of project voting