Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: The CFPB’s source code policy

About this Standards & Guidance

Sources of guidance

  • Expert / Other

Guidance Type

  • Principles

Date Added

  • 17th October 2013

The source code policy for the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau states that “We use open-source software, and we do so because it helps us fulfil our mission. Open-source software works because it enables people from around the world to share their contributions with each other.” The  policy also states that “When we build our own software or contract with a third party to build it for us, we will share the code with the public at no charge.”