OSGi Alliance members determine how and when the OSGi Service Platform and specifications will be upgraded, expanded and enhanced, which can benefit the production and provisioning of member companies’ offerings.
Vertical and cross-industry needs are served through “expert groups” that tailor the platform without compromising the integrity of the OSGi Service Platform architecture. Current expert groups include the Enterprise Expert Group, Residential Expert Group and Core Platform Expert Group; members propose and establish charters for new EGs with approval by the OSGi Board of Directors.
Only members’ software products are qualified for OSGi certification. Certification assures manufacturers and service providers that certified OSGi technology-based components are interoperable, reliable and secure. View Membership Benefits.
There are three membership opportunities with different levels of access to and influence over OSGi technology specifications: Strategic and Principal Members and Contributing Associates. The Alliance also offers a free Supporter level to organizations that want to promote the Alliance and its technology.
Strategic Members govern 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 available to Strategic 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 obligations on the levels of contribution are set. Fees for membership of this class are USD $25,000 annually for twelve (12) months from date of registration.
Principal Members are eligible to lead expert groups and committees, run for Alliance officer position, and commercially license OSGi Alliance Compliance Tests at no additional costs. This level of membership is open to any organization at any revenue level. Fees for membership of this class are USD $20,000 annually for twelve (12) months from date of registration for organizations with 250 or more individuals, or USD $10,000 annually for twelve (12) months from date of registration for organizations with fewer than 250 individuals.
Contributing Associates is a technically focused level for organizations to actively contribute to OSGi specifications and technology. This level of membership is open to any organization at any revenue level. Fees for membership of this class are USD $5,000 annually for twelve (12) months from date of registration.
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 (requirements), receive meeting discounts and will be kept up to speed with newsletters and interest announcements. There is no-charge for an organization to become an OSGi Alliance Supporter.