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Membership Levels 2022-01-03 false

The OpenPOWER Foundation is a 501c6 not-for-profit entity with a Board of Directors and a Technical Steering Committee.

  • Membership levels provide either a default Board of Director position (Platinum) or an opportunity to be elected to the Board (Gold, Silver, and Associate/Academic members). The Bylaws detail additional governance by the Board including maximum seats, terms, etc.
  • The Technical Steering Committee is formed from the Work Group Leads from the core projects and one representative designated by each Platinum member.

OpenPOWER offers a tiered membership of Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Associate/Academic memberships

  • Annual fee and dedicated full-time equivalent (FTEs) verification of committed number of FTEs on honor system
  • Contributors, committers, Work Group leads and project leads influence Technical Steering Committee
  • Associate/Academic level is not available to corporations
Membership Level Annual Fee FTEs Technical Steering Committee Board/Voting Position
Platinum $100k 10 One seat per member not otherwise represented Includes Board position, includes TSC position
Gold $60k 3 May be on TSC if Work Group lead Gold members may elect up to one BOD member per three Gold members
Silver $20k
$5k if <300 employees
$0 if < 300 employees and an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) or for Open Source Community Projects
0 May be on TSC if Work Group lead One board seat elected by all Silver members
Associate and Academic $0 0 May be on TSC if Work Group lead May be elected to one community observer, non-voting Board seat

Fee in US dollars