Mission

This community’s purpose is to encourage creativity in the financial industry, to create an environment where ideas are seeded and brought to ripeness to the benefit of all.

Take for example the payments industry; the processing of payments has reached a high level of maturity, payments becoming ubiquitous and a commodity in the financial ecosystem.

FinTP is an open source financial transactions processing application meant to be used as an open platform in a strictly regulated market. By achieving a large footprint within its target market, FinTP will push financial transactions interoperability forward – from the current message syntax standard layer towards transactions interpretation – thus attaining a semantic standardization layer.

creativity not chaos

Creativity is not chaos

The rules governing this community are meant to ensure the FinTP release is managed to the benefit of all parties involved, they are not intended to constrain in any way its members’ contributions. We aim to free people’s creativity and brains from reinventing the wheel, as it happens in a closed traditional environment, and allow them to take advantage of all the benefits an open approach brings.

This community is governed by the following set of principles:

  • Openness. Full and free access to sources and releases.
  • Inclusion, rather than exclusion. Everybody is welcome to share and contribute.
  • “Upstream first” philosophy. The primary goal is to get the upstream project to adopt most of the modifications brought by the contributors.
  • Scalability. The product is modular and the development of one feature does not affect the rest of the code.
  • Freedom of personal choice. Just enjoy whatever you are doing within the community. No strings attached.
  • Tracking, history and versioning. Every contribution will be acknowledged, the history of your activity under Github will be but within your grasp, all version will be managed through Github built-in mechanism.
  • Dynamic decision making structure. Equal importance have choosing the best paths and the reaction time, so we try to shorten the chain of command and empower people by voting and keeping the projects as autonomous as possible.
  • A secure collaborative environment for users and contributors. Heads-up: No, we do not hold sensitive financial data!