Membership of the association is open for companies and student organizations that fulfill the criteria of the association.

Updated Jan 5, 2018.


1a) Product

Usage rights can be granted for software products, provided that they are developed in Finland and at minimum 80 percent of their production costs consists of domestic content.

1b) Software Development Service

Usage rights can be granted for companies provided that at least 80 percent of the production costs of software development services delivered to all customers located in Finland is domestic content.

The symbol can also be applied to services that are oriented abroad but fulfill the same criterion.


a) In corporate image communications the Code from Finland symbol must specifically refer to the company name or brand and only those products or services that have been granted usage rights.

b) The company may also use the symbol in its corporate image communications, such as in image or brand advertising, on the condition that all company products fulfill the criteria of section 1 or all software development services the company offers to Finnish customers fulfill the criteria of section 2 (or all criteria if the company produces both, etc.)

c) Code from Finland ry may cancel usage rights if the applicant has given the association incorrect information or the association considers the applicant to have misled the association in some other way.

d) Usage rights will similarly be cancelled if the symbol is used incorrectly, misleadingly, or unethically, and if the member organization acts in breach of these rules or their spirit.

e) The right to use the symbol is valid for one year at a time, and it is tied to being a member of the association.


Production cost

Production cost comprises the following costs:


  • Design
  • Specification
  • Conceptualization
  • Programming
  • Testing
  • User interface design
  • Graphic design

Production cost also accounts for work done by subcontractors.

Production cost does not include open source components used in the product or software components licensed from third parties as far as they are not customer-specifically produced for the company in question.

Domestic content

Domestic content includes the costs listed in the definition of production cost that have been carried out in Finland by a person who pays their taxes into Finland.


Eligible for membership are Finnish student organizations with members interested in software development. These organizations can join the association free of charge. The organization applying for membership must present a named contact person.

Generally, the same criteria applies for student organizations as with companies.


Students belonging to a member student organization are eligible for receiving an overall badge (fi. haalarimerkki). The student organization can choose to give a badge to their member, who has for example:

  • brought positive visibility to Code from Finland ry by e.g as part of a presentation or publishing a blog post or,
  • participated actively in an Open Source project,
  • presented career/educational possibilities in her (own) school, or
  • otherwise contributed to the interests of Code from Finland ry.