The OSGi(TM) Alliance recently announced a new, free participation level. The new supporter level is the alliance’s third membership class. Each level offers a different set of benefits and value to members with different needs. OSGi Alliance members develop and facilitate the deployment of OSGi specifications, which serve as the platform for universal middleware in server and embedded environments. Deployment of the open standard greatly increases the value of a wide range of computers and devices that use the Java(TM) platform.
The new supporter class can participate in the requirements process, provide input into OSGi specification evolution, and help define future capabilities and requirements for the OSGi specification. Supporters will receive discounts for OSGi workshops and community events and can display an OSGi Alliance logo on their Web site.
Below are the three OSGi Alliance levels:
Full Members lead the alliance and specification development. They have full voting rights and are eligible to serve as director, officer or committee leader and can participate in any OSGi Alliance committees, meetings, events and email lists. Certification testing is included in full membership. This level of membership is open to any organization at any revenue level. The OSGi Alliance expects members to actively contribute to the development of the specifications but no specific rules on the levels of contribution are set. Fees for membership of this class are USD $20,000 annually for twelve (12) months from date of registration.
Adopter Associate Members gain early access to specifications created by full member companies. This level of membership is open to any organization at any revenue level. Fees for membership of this class are USD $3,000 annually for twelve (12) months from date of registration. Member companies collaborate within an egalitarian, equitable and transparent environment and promote adoption of OSGi technology through business benefits, user experiences and forums.
OSGi Alliance Supporters can display the OSGi Alliance logo on their web sites to identify support and usage of the technology. Supporters are able to contribute to RFPs, receive meeting discounts, and will be kept up to speed with newsletters and interest announcements.
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