About three months ago I announced that I had joined the Symphony Software Foundation as Executive Director. After my first 90 days on the job, I wanted to give everyone the first public update on the progress of the Foundation.
We are moving fast to execute on our vision to foster an Open Ecosystem on the Symphony platform, shepherding the wave of innovation the world of FinServ and FinTech are experiencing, through collaborative Working Groups and Open Source Governance.
I have received an overwhelming number of requests to join the Community and become a Member of the Foundation.
As I said, lots happened in the last three months – check out the Foundation February 2016 Update for more details. But the bottom line is that I am happy to announce that the Symphony Software Foundation is now fully operational and the key channels of Community interaction are in place.
How can you get involved in the Symphony Community? Three suggestions:
- Join the conversation with the Community! Sign up to our Wiki or Get in Touch in our Public Symphony chats. Also check out our Community page and follow us on Twitter. If you are an employee of a Member organization join the Member list.
- Submit your code contributions! If you want to develop an Open Source Symphony extension or integration, you are in the right place. Your code will be hosted in our (still brand new) Github organization, licensed under Apache License v2 and released to Maven Central. Check out the approved Code Contribution Process; we can’t wait to see your contributions coming in!
- Apply to become a Member Organization! Join the 25 Financial Services organizations who participate in the Foundation to collaboratively solve Financial Services common industry problems on the Symphony Platform. See Membership Benefits and become a Member organization today!
One conclusive thought regarding the availability of of the code: Since you are here, I am sure you are itching to get your hands on the Symphony Software source code. We are indeed working hard and closely with Symphony to ensure the Foundation is ready to Open Source the code and to provide Foundation contributors an Open development experience on the Symphony API. Stay tuned.
So join the Community and help build the Symphony Open developer experience and of course you’ll be among the first to get access to the Symphony Foundation codebase!