Initiative to bring more organisations in?

OSGi Alliance announces new membership structure

Chris Mayer
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Alliance say it will increase membership viability and value for more stakeholders

Open group of technological innovators, the OSGi Alliance have
introduced a new organisational structure for its member companies
– aiming to draw more firms towards the group.


The restructuring
will prompt ‘more organisations to
participate in the technical development and evolution of OSGi
technology.’

President of the OSGi Alliance, Richard Nicholson said of the
restructuring:

OSGi technology is deployed in Fortune Gold 500 companies, small
and medium enterprises and open source communities. Restructuring
our membership agreements should make the Alliance better and
stronger for millions of direct and indirect OSGi users.

It provides more options – including for our current members who
have been vital in developing and deploying OSGi technology
worldwide – to participate in both leadership and technical roles
within the Alliance, strengthening the open industry standard and
benefiting from its growing value.

The new tiered structure includes the following benefits
for each level -

  • Strategic Member -$25,000 annually.

Under this tier, members receive full strategic rights in
elections, access to all certification test suites and OSGi
Alliance committees, meetings, events and e-mail lists. They have
an active duty to participate specifications but no concrete
commitment has to be made. Eligible as candidate for Board of
Directors.

  • Principal Member – $20,000 annually, $10,000 for less
    than 250 employees or fewer

Same benefits as Strategic but ineligible for seat on Board of
Directors.

  • Contributing Associates – $5,000 annually

Able to contribute and 2 individuals allowed to represent on
Expert Groups

A fourth group, dubbed Supporter can promote
the group on their website (with logo) and discounts towards
participating in meetings.

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