OpenFin contributed to Symphony Software Foundation

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OpenFin, the desktop operating system built specifically for the needs of capital markets, has publicly announced its contribution to the Symphony Software Foundation. Contributing code for the first time allows, any OpenFin customer to deploy Symphony Chat on the OpenFin operating system.

The integration is currently in beta testing. While expanding ecosystem of applications is already running on OpenFin, the new combined efforts will enable seamless deployment and interoperability of Symphony.

By enabling Symphony to run on the OpenFin operating system, the companies are making it easy for their mutual customers to unify the Symphony desktop experience with their other OpenFin-based apps.

The Symphony Software Foundation now counts more than 50 projects, 100 plus contributors, four active working groups, and 25-membered organizations. The Foundation has recently hosted a notable and industry’s first Open Source conference for Financial Services.

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“A commitment to open source software has been a core guiding principle at OpenFin and we’ve always strongly supported the Foundation’s efforts to bring that ethos to finance,” said Mazy Dar, CEO of OpenFin.

OpenFin’s customers include more than 45 of the world’s largest banks and trading platforms. Using a modern, open technology stack, OpenFin operating system is dedicated to addressing the specific needs of these customers, enabling rapid deployment and interoperability, while simultaneously improving security.

Gabriele Columbro, executive director, Symphony Software Foundation said, “By embracing open source, vendors can benefit from each other’s ecosystems, enabling each firm’s best-in-class technology to reach the widest number of developers. And by leveraging open standards, they can ensure high longevity integration to their customers, resulting in a positive-sum game for the entire industry.”    Read more…

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