Each Open Project is supported by its own group of sponsors that provide direction and governance in cooperation with the community at-large. Sponsoring an Open Project gives you full membership status in OASIS Open.
Choose the level that’s right for you.
Get the benefits you need
|Hold a seat on Project Governing Board|
|Decide which deliverables to advance through OASIS Standards process|
|Vote on all OASIS Standard ballots|
|Determine when approved work should be submitted to ISO, IEC, ITU, etc.|
|Determine selection of Technical Steering Committee members|
|Be identified in subheads of official press releases|
|Get quoted in press releases and website testimonials|
|Speak at conferences, workshops, etc.|
|Participate in interoperability demos, plugfests, and product showcases|
|Attract prospects by promoting your use cases on the Project website|
|Nominate, serve, and vote on OASIS Board of Directors|
|Receive discounts for OASIS events|
|Receive visibility for your logo on OASIS homepage, the Project’s website, and marketing materials||Featured placement|
|Promote your relevant conference presentations in OASIS events calendar and social media channels|
|Announce your membership||Help from OASIS to issue your own press release||Dedicated press release issued by OASIS|
|Fund core services to support the Project (projects with >$120K in total sponsorship receive Plus level of services)|
|Designate $20K of your dues to fund supplemental services of your choice, pending PGB approval (less any discounts that may apply)|
Frequently asked questions
Each Sponsor has the option to hold a voting seat on the PGB, provided they have signed an E-CLA for that project. You can take care of the E-CLA after sending in your Membership Agreement–just be sure to do it before participating in any PGB meetings. We need to be sure any contributions you make–even verbal ones–are covered by the Project’s open source license.
Each Open Project’s members decide how frequently they want to meet and how they want to work. Most PGBs hold one-hour meetings once or twice a month and collaborate via email, GitHub, wikis, and other online tools. In addition to being on the PGB, most Sponsors have several employees contributing technically to the project.
We don’t think anyone should be shut out of open source and standards development based on their inability to travel. If your Open Project decides to hold a F2F (some never do), you’ll always have the option to dial in remotely. When Open Projects do meet F2F, they often try to do it in conjunction with an industry conference, so it’s easier for more people to attend.
Everyone is welcome to get involved technically. There are no dues required, although you do need to sign a CLA. If the Open Project is relevant for your company, we hope you’ll encourage them to become a Sponsor. Open Projects rely on two things–great technical contributions from people in the community and funding from stakeholder organizations.
Credit card, check, or wire transfer are all good. After we receive your Membership Agreement, we’ll email you an invoice with full details on payment options. If you need us to include a purchase order or reference number on your invoice, let us know on your Membership Agreement. Need more? Feel free to put your accounting people in touch with our accounting people. We’re happy to help.
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