FINOS Newsletter - New Member Announcement, CDM updates, upcoming events + much more

March 02, 2023



2 MARCH 2023

This week, we’re proud to announce the addition of four new members to FINOS, Discover, Lloyds Banking Group, Temenos and turntabl as well as the expansion of our Governing Board. Read the full press release here

We’re delighted to have teamed up with ISDA, ISLA and ICMA to launch the Common Domain Model (CDM), aimed at fostering the growth of an open source community for the CDMand ensuring neutrality. Read more here

Join us for our upcoming Hackathons - on May 3rd a member exclusive event at BMO (Bank of Montreal) offices in New York City and May 15thfor a virtual hackathon in partnership with Discover Financial Services. Find out more information and how to get involved below.

FINOS Newsletter - OSR updates, FDC3 Sweden, upcoming events + much more

February 01, 2023




Hooray - Happy February! Hope you have dusted off the January blues! The FINOS team have been heads down all month planning for the year ahead, following a thought-provoking Governing Board meeting. We're excited to give you an update in our Q1 All Community Call, happening online on Wednesday February 15th at 11am EDT / 4PM GMT. You don’t want to miss it - register now!

Next week we’ll be in London for two member events where we’ll have a booth at - OpenUK’s State of Open Con and Red Hat’s Summit Connect. Come say hi, grab some swag or contact us if you want to meet the team for a coffee!

We’re delighted to announce the first EU chapter of the FDC3 Project Meetup in Sweden, thanks to the localized efforts of Aleksandar Marinkovic. The FDC3 Sweden Meetup is focused on promoting and improving the use of open standards in financial desktop technologies and fostering a thriving community of engineers in the financial services industry. Stay tuned for upcoming events!

FINOS Newsletter - Welcome to 2023!

January 06, 2023




Dear FINOS Community,

Welcome to our first 2023 newsletter and Happy New Year on behalf of the whole FINOS team! After a momentous 2022, I hope you had a fantastic and well deserved holiday season and are ready for a game-changing 2023.

Yes, if I project the 2022 trends of outstanding growth along all dimensions, I firmly believe game-changing is the only appropriate word to describe this year's opportunities. Last year we reached a critical mass of almost 70 Members across the globe, we hosted an ever more mature landscape of 50+ projects being used in production across the industry and most importantly, like measured in our 2022 report, the industry itself has accelerated the pace at which they adopt, contribute and invest in open source strategically.

So in 2023 it behooves us to take a page out of the big tech book and unleash the ultimate power of open collaboration model to solve some of the most pressing collective challenges in financial services and innovate financial technology for good. More concretely, we have reached a level of maturity for which it's time to think bigger and commence (or accelerate) broad support initiatives that will fundamentally change how this industry operates, very much like OpenWallet Foundation is doing to digital credentials or Overture is doing for enterprise maps.

Whether it'll be identity, open data, CDBC, KYC or any other regulation, an entirely payment protocol, it will depend on your input and contributions as a community and how well we align to your collective priorities and corporate strategies. I encourage you all, old and new, to get involved and help us make a real impact whether it's through ideas, contributions, introductions and leadership in our activities. 

Cheers to an exciting 2023! Let's make this the year open source changed financial services, for good.

Gabriele Columbro, Executive Director, FINOS


FINOS Newsletter - OSFF next week - Project Expos - Track Overview + more

December 01, 2022



1 December 2022

We're now one week away from our Open Source in Finance Forum, New York. We can't wait to see you all there! If you haven't already, register here. We have a jam-packed schedule including keynotes from Discover's Dr. Angel Diaz, RedHat's Cara Delia, Goldman Sach's Rohan Deshpande, LinkedIn's Sara Chipps and much more. As well as that, we have project expo demonstrations showcasing FINOS projects including FDC3, CDM (Common Domain Model), Timebase, Symphony and more!  

We’re delighted to welcome FINOS newest team member, Eteri Dvalishvili. Eteri is joining us as a Project Manager based out of Brooklyn, New York. She'll be at OSFF next week along with the rest of the team. Connect with Eteri on LinkedIn here

This month we also announced the addition of seven new members to FINOS. Read more and meet the new members here.


FINOS Newsletter - Q4 All Community Call - TSC - FINOS Security Scanning + more

November 01, 2022



27 OCTOBER 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined our Q4 All Community Call yesterday. We covered lots of exciting things including, Open Source Finance Forum New York, project updates and much more. In case you missed it, you can view the recording here

We’re delighted to announce a new contribution - FINOS Security Scanning, an initiative for driving security best practices across hosted projects. This helps FINOS project maintainers quickly enable continuous scanning on their hosted codebase, as an additional tool of security options. Read more here.  

Congratulations to our Chief Technology Officer, Jane Gavronsky for being named as a finalist for the Markets Choice Women in Finance Awards. The winners will be announced on November 17th. 

Our Head of Marketing, Grizz Griswold will be at All Things Open in Raleigh, North Carolina next week. Get in touch on LinkedIn if you’ll be there and if you want to feature in our podcast, schedule an interview with Grizz onsite.

The schedule for the Open Source in Finance Forum, NYC is now live.  Don’t forget! FINOS member employees attend for free. Contact to get your access code.


FINOS Newsletter - OSS EU Recap - Updates - Events + more

September 29, 2022




Thank you to everyone who joined the Open Source Summit Europe in Dublin. We had exciting announcements including our Executive Director Gabriele Columbro being appointed General Manager of the newly launched Linux Foundation Europe. Read our recap blog here. Get an insight into Gab's new role during a video interview here

We're excited to feature in Goldman Sach's new blog post about how FINOS project, Legend has empowered global markets engineering. Read the full article here.

Don't forget! Register here for the Open Source in Finance Forum, NYC! FINOS member employees attend for free. Contact to get your access code. 

FINOS Newsletter - CFP Deadline - Open Source Summit Europe - Mend Webinar + More

September 01, 2022




Hurry! The deadline to submit a proposal for our Open Source in Finance Forum NYC is approaching on Monday September 12. Don't miss your chance to speak at the only conference dedicated to driving collaboration and innovation in financial services through open source software and standards. Submit a proposal or register here

Congratulations to our Executive Director Gabriele Columbro on being named as a finalist for the US Fintech Awards, under the Director of the Year category. The awards will be held virtually on September 15 at 4pm EDT. You can register here to tune into the ceremony.

The 2022 State of Open Source in Financial Services survey has been extended to September 21. If you work in a financial services organization, please take the survey now! You even get a 25% discount for Linux Foundation training and certification courses for completing the survey.

FINOS AUGUST Newsletter - All Community Call - Open Source Survey - CFPs + More

August 05, 2022





It's nearly time! Join us on August 10 for the FINOS All Community Call where our Executive Director, Gabriele Columbro and the FINOS team will provide updates from the Q3 Governing Board Meeting and key takeaways from our Open Source Finance Forum London.

Call for proposals and registration are now live for our Open Source in Finance Forum New York on December 8. Submit a proposal or register here. If you missed us in London at OSFF in July, on-demand sessions are now available here

FINOS has been in the news recently! From fintechs joining FINOS and getting involved with open source to key takeaways from Open Source in Finance Forum London and to the rise of APIs - not all APIs created equal.

FINOS July Newsletter - OSFF - All Community Call - FDC3 + More

July 07, 2022




July 2022

It's nearly time! Join us next week for our Open Source in Finance Forum in London on July 13! Last week we announced additional keynote speakers. If you haven't already, register to join us

We've partnered with Fintech Week London, so you can get 15% discount with code OSFF15 to attend the week of events. 

FINOS June Newsletter - New Members - Meetups - Webinars + More

June 08, 2022




8 JUNE 22

We're delighted to have six new members join FINOS last month! A warm welcome to Google CloudSociété GénéraleAmerican ExpressPoint72Mirantis, and The Digital Dollar Project.

These members as well as the wider FINOS community will meet in London on July 13 at our annual Open Source in Finance Forum. If you haven't already, register here to join us!