Member Roles on Committees

OASIS Committee membership is held by a person (not an organization), is not transferable, and assumes current membership in the Consortium. When joining a Committee, a person chooses to participate as either an Observer or Committee Member, based on the participation and visibility benefits he or she desires.

Participation Benefits

Rights/Responsibilities Observer Member
Non-Voting Voting
Subscribed to the Committee mail list
Attends Committee meetings
May post to Committee mail list  
May actively participate at Committee meetings  
Eligible to make technical Contributions to Committee (as defined in OASIS IPR Policy)  
Requires approval of employer's Primary Contact to join Committee  
Counts towards quorum at Committee meetings    
Votes on Committee ballots    

Voting Rights

A Committee Member automatically gains or loses voting rights based on meeting attendance. Members who do not wish to gain voting rights may request "Persistent Non-Voting" status by written request to the Committee chair and the Committee mailing list.

Visibility Benefits

The Observer role enables you to monitor a Committee's work without being publicly associated with it. Visibility for Committee Members is based on the level of OASIS membership held by your employer (Foundational Sponsor, Sponsor, or Contributor) or by yourself (Individual or Associate).

Visibility Observer Committee Member
Individual Associate Contributor Foundational and Sponsor
Person listed in public minutes of Committee meetings attended
Person listed on private Committee roster (accessible by OASIS members only)
Employer listed on private Committee roster (accessible by OASIS members only)    
Person listed on public Committee roster  
Employer listed on public Committee roster    
Person credited on Committee specifications and documents  
Employer credited on Committee specifications and documents      
Employer featured and quoted (optionally) in OASIS press releases and analyst briefings relevant to Committee work        
Employer featured on public Committee home page and data sheet