FINOS Newsletter: Sept 2023

September 12, 2023



12 September 2023

Join our FINOS team at Linux Foundation Open Source Summit NEXT WEEK!

Sign up for the FDC3 Certified Practitioner Exam for FREE this month only!

Submit your candidacy for the Technical Oversight Committee!

Last chance to sponsor our Open Source in Finance Forum!

FINOS Newsletter: exciting announcements, FINOS updates, events + more!

August 08, 2023



8 AUGUST 2023

Open Source in Finance Forum Schedule is Live! Register Now!

Join the All Community Call TOMORROW!

Last Chance - Complete the State of Open Source in Financial Services Survey!

The Common Cloud Control Project is Live!

FINOS Newsletter: June event highlights, exciting announcements and much more!

June 29, 2023



29 JUNE 2023

Get ready for an action-packed newsletter! This month we're thrilled to share the highlights of our recent events in London. We had exciting announcements including the Zenith SIG, empowering the financial services industry to explore emerging technologies through open source. Join us today for the kick-off meeting at 10 am EDT / 3 pm BST. Find more details on the SIG below.

Discover details on the new general availability of the FDC3 2.0 Conformance Program and the introduction of new certified Desktop Agents, expanding our offerings to nine software products. Learn more below. 

We're delighted to unveil version 4.0 of the Common Domain Model (CDM). Explore the latest enhancements and how to utilize them below. 

Don't miss the opportunity to help shape the financial services industry through the 2023 State of Open Source in Finance survey! Influence the future by participating in this survey now. 

FINOS Newsletter: OSFF Early Bird Pricing, FINOS updates, events + more!

May 02, 2023



2 may 2023

Exciting news! - registration is officially open for our eighth annual Open Source in Finance Forum, happening on November 1st in NYC! Take advantage of our early bird pricing at just $275 - ends on August 18th! That’s not all - you can also get involved by submitting a talk, showcasing at the project expo, and/or sponsoring the event. Learn more below.

Don’t miss out on our first FINOS Hackathon, starting tomorrow on May 3rd and 4th. Join us in New York or London at the Bank of Montreal offices. There are only a few spots left. Find out more information below.

We also have the pleasure of welcoming Rimma Perelmuter to the team as VP, Strategic Growth for FINOS & LF Europe. Learn more about Rimma below.

FINOS Newsletter - updates, events + more!

April 04, 2023



4 april 2023

Join us for our upcoming hackathons - on May 3rd a member exclusive event at BMO (Bank of Montreal) offices in New York City and April 24th - May 18thfor a virtual Global Accessibility Awareness Day Hackathon. Find out more information and how to get involved before the deadline dates below.

Registerfor our first member meeting hosted at J.P. Morgan Chase - Embankment, London on June 14th - 15th. We’ll also have some public events! Read more below. Do you have a real world example of a FINOS project that you could demo? Showcase it at the member meeting as part of our project expo. Reach out to

Save the date for our annual Open Source in Finance Forum (OSFF)! Get involved, register and/or sponsor the event on November 1st in NYC! Learn more below. 

Interested in an Emerging Technologies SIG? Read more below on the proposal and engage in the github issue here.

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.