Membership Categories

Membership Categories

Membership Definition

Strategic Members:
Strategic Members are legal entities who stand out to provide significant resources to support the Consortium's objectives and wish to play an active role both in setting the direction of the Consortium code development activities and facilitating the use and acceptance of the Consortium's technology. Strategic Members commit to remain members for a minimum of three (3) consecutive years. Strategic Members are legal entities which comply with the Strategic Membership Conditions set forth in Appendix Four of the Membership Agreement.

Corporate Members:
Corporate Members are legal entities that wish to contribute to the code development activities of the Consortium, to participate in the planning and management of the Consortium's technology development process and to facilitate the use and acceptance of the Consortium's technology. Corporate Members are entities which meet the requirements of a Corporate Member as set forth in Appendix Four of the Membership Agreement.

Individual Members:
Individual Members include individuals such as, without limitation, free-lancers,students and technology enthusiasts who meet the requirements of an Individual Member as set forth in Appendix Four of the Membership Agreement.

Associate Organizations:
Associate Organizations are entities, such as standards organizations, research institutions, academic institutions, open source organizations, publishing organizations and other organization types, which wish to support the aims and objectives of OW2. Please note that Associate Organization is not a membership category.

Membership Agreement and Registration

For your information, here is an example of our Membership Agreement generated by the OW2 registration wizard. This document provides evidence of membership including, amongst other definitions, the fee structure and level of fees as well as the commitment for each membership category. To register as a member of OW2 please use the OW2 registration wizard.

Fee Structure

This is the fee structure for the 2013-1015 period as decided by the Board of Directors, November 27, 2012. See the summary here. Please see the FAQ about this fee structure here.

Strategic Membership Corporate Membership Individual Membership
Fees

€50,000

3-year commitment

LARGE (2): €10,000

MEDIUM (2): €5,000

SMALL (2): €3,000

MICRO (2): €1,500

Academia: €4,000

Laboratory (3): €1,000

1-year commitment
No charge
Purchasing Power Parity (1) Applicable to Founding Strategic Members Applicable to Corporate members registered before Dec. 31, 2012 N/A
(1) For developing countries, Purchasing Power Parity Rules as defined by the World Bank will be taken into account. Please contact Cedric Thomas, CEO, OW2 Consortium, cedric.thomas AT ow2.org
(2) As defined by the European Commission
(3) We define an Academic Research Laboratory as an organization which: has a small number of members (in the range of 10s) and has an identity within its broad Academic institution (it must have a name).

Rights

Strategic Membership Corporate Membership Individual Membership
Board of Directors One seat by right As many representatives as Strategic Members One representative
Initiatives Entitled to lead an Initiative Entitled to participate in any Initiative Mgt Team Entitled to participate in any Initiative Mgt Team Eligible to participate in any Initiative Mgt Team
Projects Eligible to lead any Project Entitled to participate in any Project Mgt Team Entitled to participate in any Project Mgt Team Eligible to lead any Project Entitled to participate in any Project Mgt Team Eligible to lead any Project
Councils Eligible to chair a Council Entitled to participate in any Council Entitled to participate in any Council Entitled to participate in any Council
Local Chapters Entitled to lead a Local Chapter Entitled to participate in any Local Chapter Mgt team Entitled to participate in any Local Chapter Mgt team Entitled to participate in any Local Chapter Mgt team

Duties

Strategic Membership Corporate Membership Individual Membership
Board of Directors Must appoint one Director - -
Initiatives Must participate in at least one Initiative Mgt Team - -
Projects Must appoint at least two contributors to at least one Project - -
Councils Must appoint one representative in each Council - -
Management Office Must provide in-kind contribution to be recognized as a Benefactor Member - -
Created by olivier lizounat on 2011/08/25 11:18

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