Programs are how the FINOS community organizes its nearly 100 working groups and projects. Programs help align efforts, address shared business problems, and build out common technical platforms.
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.
It's through creating standards together in a program working group, or by writing code for a new platform or API in a program project, that industry participants typically first get engaged with FINOS. These initial forays into our community often lead to lasting cross-firm collaborations , deeper professional networks, and, quite often, new personal friendships.
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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.
A program may have multiple projects and working groups.