What is the Open Developer Platform (ODP)

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FinServ Dev

Consume Foundation-hosted open source with the peace of mind that it is legally and technically clean. Easily contribute to these projects, thanks to a trusted host.

Survey the Foundation project portfolio on symphonyoss.github.io

FinTech Dev

Host your open source technology with the Foundation and leverage the ODP to provide a high-fidelity, FinServ-friendly developer experience.

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Community Dev

Utilise the ODP to access FinServ platforms, to apply open source best practices, and enforce quality, security and legal compliance in your open source.

Consume ODP platform on symphony.foundation/odp/docs

Host your technology on ODP

ODP is the trusted venue for FinServ collaboration on open source.

Built and trusted by Foundation Members - biggest FinServ/FinTech firms worldwide.

Brand-independence via a neutral, non-competitive, non-profit third-party.


Why the ODP?

Financial services firms make substantial investments in software development, as software can be a powerful competitive differentiator in what is essentially an information industry.  However, the software developers in these firms are hindered by the industry‚Äôs legal, IP, and compliance regulations and practices, and this exacts a substantial tax on their productivity.

In this environment, open source is

  • an enabler, by providing access to software, projects, and communities that solve shared problems once, collaboratively
  • a threat, due to the variable quality, security, and legal compliance of open source, and the dramatic impact when failures along these dimensions occur (recent examples include the React licensing dispute and the Struts vulnerability that resulted in the Equifax breach)

The Open Developer Platform (ODP) is a collaborative initiative that delivers a secure and compliant sandbox for software development in the financial world.

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Key Components

Open API access to underlying platforms that are offered by the community, such as Symphony, eliminating the need for installation and configuration, expediting technology adoption, prototyping, development ramp-up and enabling cross-firm collaboration
A service-oriented project infrastructure that provides hassle-free integration with validation and reporting tools around software security, legal compliance, and quality

Symphony API Trial Access


The Foundation's Developer Pod is a hosted Symphony Pod that allows project teams to develop and test against the Symphony APIs.


Sign up here to request 14-day Symphony API trial access to the Foundation Developer Pod.




Want to know more?

All documentation is publicly available and can be found in our Open Developer Platform Wiki page.

Watch the ODP launch at FinDEVr New York 2017 or check out the slides presented at the Foundation Members Meeting 2017.