PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

FINOS PROGRAMS OVERVIEW

Programs are the fundamental building blocks of our community. It's through programs that industry participants typically first become engaged with FINOS, often leading to lasting cross-firm collaborations aimed at solving common challenges.

Programs are a cohesive set of open, collaborative initiatives focused on addressing  common business problems across the financial services industry. Programs are proposed by Members, but comprise  Open Source Projects and Working Groups open to anyone. Programs are operated transparently and independently under the oversight and steering of the Board of Directors. Read more about the program structure further down the page.

SOLVING SHARED INDUSTRY CHALLENGES TOGETHER

The FINOS programs present opportunities for organizations to consume, use, and put into production community developed code or protocols that help address challenges faced by the financial services industry. Developers and analysts have the opportunity to participate in standards forums, shaping and driving adoption of standards, as well as contributing code across a range of programs addressing a variety of needs.

Check out our program overview or the list of active programs below to see how FINOS programs can support your business and technology strategy. And don't hesitate to get in touch directly with our Community.

FDC3
The FDC3 is a standards group whose mission is to develop protocols and taxonomies for local communication between financial desktop apps
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.
Financial Objects
The Financial Objects program is focused on identifying standardized structured objects that support Financial Services industry workflows
Hadouken
Hadouken is the open source core of the OpenFin OS, a secure user agent for running web apps with native experience and interoperability
FinServ Developer  Experience Program
The Financial Development Experience (“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.
Voice
FINOS' voice program fosters collaborative development related to voice technologies, voice metadata, and voice APIs
Symphony
The Symphony program is focused on interoperability of tools and applications built on top of the Symphony platform
Open Source Readiness
The Open Source Readiness (“OSR”) program helps address the unique obstacles financial services firms face with open source collaboration - legal & regulatory concerns, internal policies, cultural friction, and heavily restricted technology environments.
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.

PROGRAM STUCTURE

PROJECTS AND WORKING GROUPS

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 and working groups

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

A program may have multiple projects and working groups.

HAVE AN IDEA FOR A CONTRIBUTION?

Check out our contribution process if you have an idea or want to contribute to an existing program.

New programs are proposed by FINOS Members and approved by the Board of Directors.  Check out our wiki to suggest an idea for a program or contact us!

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.