The Symphony Software Foundation hosts an ecosystem of open source projects around the Symphony messaging and collaboration platform. Projects are community driven and licensed under the enterprise friendly Apache v2 license. Through a meritocratic project governance, contributors can participate and influence the evolution of the Symphony ecosystem. Check out our Github repository.
In addition to developer tools and documentation and an enterprise-grade software lifecycle that ensures high quality, security and IP cleanliness of its project releases, the Foundation now provides its members and committers open development access to the Symphony APIs. Learn more about the Open Developer Platform and request access here.
Through its working groups focused on technology interoperability financial services industry standardization and open source contributions, the Foundation fosters open innovation and open standards between the member organizations to the Symphony Platform. All our working groups are transparently hosted.
The Foundation implements an open, inclusive and meritocratic governance model for each of its governing entities, which include Board of Directors, Engineering Steering Committee, working groups and project teams. See our bylaws.
October 4, 2017
Symphony announces two major code contributions to the Symphony Software Foundation.
October 4, 2017
Deutsche Bank announces its first open source contribution, representing the largest outside contribution to the Symphony Software Foundation.
September 21, 2017
Gabriele Columbro, Executive Director at the Symphony Software Foundation, on how open source can take Fintech to the next level.
September 12, 2017
November event to feature a world-class roster of speakers from financial and enterprise software industries.
August 24, 2017
Aaron Williamson, General Counsel and Director of Governance, on how banks can benefit from open source.
July 27, 2017
SSF recognized as one of the biggest proponents of the OSS movement, now gaining ground across Wall St.
July 25, 2017
Adds four new Silver Members: Arcontech, BankEX, Cloud9 Technologies and FinTech Studios.
May 23, 2017
Symphony Software Foundation announces Ipreo as its latest Gold Member.
May 9th, 2017
Gabriele Columbro, executive director at the Symphony Software Foundation, on how open source can drive a successful and fulfilling career.
February 14th, 2017
The Foundation witnesses strategic interest in fintech interoperability fueling growth of the Symphony open ecosystem
October 18th, 2016
Offers Open Developer Platform on Symphony to close the digital divide
October 6th, 2016
Symphony is open sourcing their new integration platform through the Symphony Software Foundation
September 13th, 2016
Gabriele Columbro, Symphony Software Foundation Executive Director, on mission, values and roadmap of the SSF
August 8th, 2016
OpenFin & Symphony Software Foundation Join Forces to Drive Fintech Standardization
The Symphony Software Foundation is committed to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone. Our Code of Conduct can be found here.
October 23-24, 2017
Join us as we host the FinServ track at All Things Open 2017. This event will take place in Downtown Raleigh, NC and will explore open source, open tech, and the open web in the enterprise. Recognized as the largest ‘open’ technology event on the east coast, it will welcome technologists and decision makers from around the world. For more information, click here.
November 8, 2017
The Open Source Strategy Forum is a one-day conference for executive-level decision makers and senior technologists from financial services seeking to drive industry innovation through open source. Attendees will include C-level executives from most of the world’s largest and most important financial services firms as well as open source and enterprise thought leaders. A world-class speaker roster will lead a dynamic conversation about leveraging open source as key part of a corporate technology strategy. For more information, see here.
Through fully client side end-to-end encryption technology for data in motion and at rest, Symphony provides a secure messaging framework which satisfies privacy needs of individuals and Enterprises.
Through the usage of signals, hashtags and cashtags, Symphony enables a drastic reduction of signal-to-noise ratio in your communications and a fully integrated flow of information between chats and external information feeds.
Through advanced client side technologies, Symphony provides cross platform Desktop integration which allows the Symphony experience to be integrated in everyday knowledge workers tools of choice.
API clients, SDKs, libraries and scripts to provide a rapid and effective developer experience.
General purpose extensions of the Symphony experience and applications running on the Symphony platform, to solve common industry problems.
Integrations with 3rd party platforms and other enterprise software, to enable wider adoption in the enterprise and support extended workflow and productivity intra- and inter-organization.
The Financial Services industry leverages Symphony for internal and external communication, feeding of financial information and market data as well in integration with trading platforms.
The Symphony Software Foundation welcomes contributions members of the Financial Services community, riding the wave of innovation and interoperability that this industry is witnessing.
For more information check out the Symphony website.
Connect, Collaborate, Deliver
Symphony’s secure, cloud-based communications service delivers the next wave in organizational productivity where markets and individuals come together to create vibrant communities in which to share content, insights and opinions without compromising on organizational compliance. Learn more about Symphony.
Anyone can contribute code and become a committer the Symphony Software Foundation. The code will be hosted in our source code repository and licensed under Apache License v2. Take a look the type of projects hosted by the Foundation and start contributing following our Code Contribution Process.
If you are a Member Organization you can participate to and initiate new Working Groups, to collaboratively work on common industry problems and identify solutions based on the Symphony Platform.
Enhance, provide feedback and help shaping our Foundation governance and transparent decision-making, by joining our Wiki.
Join our mailing lists, depending on your level of affiliation with the Foundation. See how to Get in Touch.
Validation driven, KISS, crawl/walk/run, agile
Open Communication, Open Source & Standards, Open Architecture
Public decision making process, records, clear communication
Invites contribution from members and community at-large. Our strength is in the network.
Fosters bottom up, reputation driven influence on the project
Participation should be easy & engaging, because developers love it
Products integrate easily with de facto DevOps standards and Cloud PaaS
IP Cleanliness, Predictable product lifecycle, compliance and security
Drives business and overall strategy.
Develop and manage projects under the Foundation umbrella.
Provides high level technical governance and roadmap alignment between the projects in the Foundation.
Our community-at-large, providing code and documentation contributions, with a meritocracy-driven path to committership.
Member driven committees impacting design, architecture and standardization choices in the platform.
The Engineering Steering Committee is responsible for the active maintenance and management of the Symphony Open Source Project, including establishing product roadmaps and the development, testing, acceptance, commitment and publication of new features.
The ESCo is the technical arm of the Foundation. The membership elects two representatives to the ESCo.
Find out more about the ESCo proceedings and composition in the Foundation Wiki.
The Foundation thrives because of its Members and community at-large. World leading companies have joined the Symphony Software Foundation to build business communication and workflow solutions in an open and collaborative way, at the pace of Open Source. Read about the benefits of membership, review our membership policies and membership agreement, and contact us to become a member today!Read the Membership Prospectus
Member organizations participate to collaborative Working Groups which influence the design, standards and architecture decisions in the development of Symphony core and extensions, fostering adoption and interoperability. Working Groups enable wider adoption and interoperability for the Platform even prior to code being developed. Take a look at existing Working Groups or propose the creation of a new Working Group.
Community contributors and foundation member organizations have open development access to the Symphony API, as well as best-of-breed development tools and lifecycle, to promote a seamless developer experience of bots, applications and integrations on the Symphony Platform.
Members organizations have a strong representation in the Foundation Board of Directors and in the Engineering Steering Committee, influencing the overall evolution of the Symphony project and the long term roadmap.
Through periodical industry surveys, the Foundation provides his members with unique insight on the usage of the Symphony platform in different industries, global security / compliance trends and open source readiness, driving focused and informed investments in the Platform and in your organization.
Unique positioning in the Foundation worldwide evangelism campaigns, conferences and online presence.