PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

WHAT'S A PROGRAM?

Programs are how the FINOS community organizes its nearly 100 open source projects around common business problems, use cases, themes and areas of financial technology. Programs are governed by the FINOS governance-by-contribution.

Some programs, such as FDC3, are focused on building new standards for interoperability. Others, like the Voice and Data Technologies programs, are organized around sets of use cases in a particular area of the financial services technology stack. Still other programs, such as the FINOS Symphony and Hadouken programs, house and govern open source projects built on a specific development or technical platform.  

See the full roster of our Programs below and then see our Community page to learn how to start participating:

DISCOVER THE FINOS PROGRAMS

Data Analytics Visualization
Robust and flexible data visualization tools are essential to derive value from the vast amounts of complex data delivered at increasing speeds. This program supports open collaboration on technology and tooling focused on user driven data analytics & visualization to deliver that.
FDC3
The FDC3 is a standards group whose mission is to develop protocols and taxonomies for local communication between financial desktop apps
Hadouken
Hadouken is the open source core of the OpenFin OS, a secure user agent for running web apps with native experience and interoperability
Data Technologies
This program supports open collaboration for technology and tools supporting common uses of data across the full lifecycle of financial services - including but not limited to data acquisition, storage, governance, processing, and distribution.
Financial Delivery Accelerator Program
The Financial Delivery Accelerator (“FDX”) program is focused on solving some of the unique challenges developers in financial services and fintech face due in part to the highly regulated and risk sensitive nature of the industry.
Plexus Interop
Plexus program aim is to enable development of extensible workflows connecting independent desktop apps developed by different organizations in different technologies (.NET, Web, Java, Python, etc.) by passing relevant context (structured data objects) between those apps.
Voice
FINOS' voice program fosters collaborative development related to voice technologies, voice metadata, and voice APIs
Decentralized Ecosystem Growth
The Decentralized Ecosystem Program ("DEG") program aims to aggregate, develop, and integrate tools that facilitate coordination of decentralized applications across disparate financial services firms and ecosystems. This is still a new and evolving landscape and the program aims to provide an open venue for everyone, both large firms and individual developers, to work together to accelerate delivery of tangible value.
Financial Objects
The Financial Objects program is focused on identifying standardized structured objects that support Financial Services industry workflows
Symphony
The Symphony program is focused on interoperability of tools and applications built on top of the Symphony platform

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

PROJECTS

Programs are the community's mechanism through which business issues, market opportunities, and use cases are grouped together. It's through the program structure that FINOS members and contributors cooperate, specifically by creating and organizing themselves into projects

Projects produce shared solutions to business problems in the form of code made available through an Open Source license for any organization to use. Additionally Projects can be focused efforts to creating common definitions, protocols, practices, processes and standards. However, they usually do not produce code. 

A program may have multiple projects.

HAVE AN IDEA FOR A CONTRIBUTION?

You are encouraged contribute code, documentation or issues to an existing Project or contribute a new Project to an existing Program.

Only FINOS Members can instead propose new Programs and they are approved by the Board of Directors.  Check out our wiki to suggest an idea for a program, reach out directly to our Community or contact the FINOS team.

CODE OF CONDUCT

FINOS is committed to providing a welcoming, professional, and safe environment for every member of our community. Our Community Code of Conduct sets out clear, common-sense guidelines for respectful participation. If you learn of a violation, please report it to conduct@finos.org.