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:
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.
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.