Affiliate Membership Qualifications and Criteria

Last modified by Patrick Masson on 2016.04.05 at 02:23:50 PDT

The OSI recognizes three types of organizations as elegible for OSI Affiliate Membership: non-profit organizations, educational institutions and user communities.

Non-Profit Organizations

Qualifications

Please provide references for...

  1. Currently recognized as a (or application submitted for) non-profit / not-for-profit / public benefit (or equivalent) by the national government were organized.
  2. Mission statement describing purpose and goals.
  3. Documentation formalizing organization, e.g. by-laws.
  4. Funding source(s).
  5. Publicly available release of a product(s) or service(s).
    1. Released with an OSI Approved License.
  6. Use of an OSI approved open source license (software development projects only).
  7. Documented approach for participation by the public.
  8. An active community:
    1. Methods for current and interested individuals/organizations to join and participate in your community
    2. Active participation from multiple contributors, i.e. individuals and organizations other than founders (contributions may be other than programming/technology)
  9. References from other open source projects, ideally a current OSI Affiliate Member.
  10. Transparency in governance

Criteria

  1. OSI Agreement has been signed and submitted.
  2. Cover letter including
    1. interest in Affiliation;
    2. proof of qualification.

Educational Institutions

Qualifications

Please provide references for...

  1. Institution is currently recognized and in good standing by an appropriate accreditation body.
  2. Evidence of institutional/departmental authority to affiliate with external organizations.
  3. Mission statement describing purpose and goals of institution/department.
  4. Documentation by the institution recognizing organization (academic and administrative departments only), e.g. organizational chart.
  5. Publicly available release of a product(s) or service(s) in line with the goals, values and mission of the OSI.
  6. Examples of software used and/or supported within the institution/department with an OSI approved open source license.
  7. An active community:
    1. Methods for current and interested individuals/organizations to join and participate in your community
    2. Active participation from multiple contributors, i.e. individuals and organizations other than founders (contributions may be other than programming/technology)
  8. References from other open source projects, ideally a current OSI Affiliate Member.

Criteria

User Communities

Qualifications

Please provide references for...

  1. Founding documentation formalizing organization, e.g. by-laws.
  2. Association memberships, partnerships, etc. (if applicable) with international, national, professional and/or affiliated organizations.
  3. Mission statement describing purpose and goals.
  4. Publicly available release of events/activities, e.g. meetings, conferences, etc.
  5. Documented approach for participation by the public.
  6. An active community:
    1. Methods for current and interested individuals/organizations to join and participate in your community
    2. Active participation from multiple contributors, i.e. individuals and organizations other than founders (contributions may be other than programming/technology)
  7. References from other open source projects, ideally a current OSI Affiliate Member.

Criteria

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