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Reformatted Nov 6 2003

1. License Fees

The brand fees and royalties in this table are controlled by and due under the terms and conditions of the Open Brand Trademark License Agreement (Jan 1998). This document is an integral part of, and should be read in conjunction, with Schedule 2 of the above agreement.

When signing the Agreement the Licensee must :

  1. Provide to The Open Group (X/Open Company Limited trading as The Open Group) a statement of the Company Revenue from which the Core Program Royalty buy-out is calculated.
  2. Notify The Open Group which of the Additional Programs the Licensee is applying to join.
  3. Notify The Open Group of the applicable fee band for each Additional Program (where appropriate).
Fees US$

Trademark License Agreement
(upon execution of the agreement)

2,500

Annual License Fee
(second and subsequent years)

1,000

Territory Special Registration Fee
(per territory)

2,200

Discounts:
The fee upon execution of the Trademark License Agreement and the Annual License Fee are waived for members of The Open Group who only have Identity Management Forum entitlement and VSLDAP test suite licenses and current VSLDAP support contracts.


2. Product Registration Fees (Component and Profile)

Fees US$

Registration fee per Product Standard

800

Annual renewal fee per Product Standard

400

Amendment fee per Product Standard

400

Application for Temporary Waiver

300


Discounts
Discounts are applicable to the following:

All applicants: if the Product Standard is registered at the same time as all the constituent Product Standards, then the registration charge equivalent to one Product Standard is waived.

Platinum Members: 50% discount for all Product Standard registrations

The Open Brand for LDAP Program:  The Component and Profile Registration Fees are waived for members of The Open Group who have Identity Management Forum entitlement and VSLDAP test suite licenses and current VSLDAP support contracts

Type A Laboratories: when the test report used to demonstrate conformance to the Product Standard has been produced by a laboratory that satisfies The Open Group's Quality Assurance criteria, the Product Standard registration fees will be reduced by 50%.


3. Payments for the Core Program

Table 1: Royalty Buy-out

Revenue in Millions of Dollars

Annual Royalty Buy-out in
US Dollars

Less than 25

25,000

25 to 100

35,000

101 to 500

50,000

501 to 1,000

70,000

1,001 to 2,500

110,000

2,501 to 5,000

150,000

5,001 to 10,000

225,000

10,000 or more

300,000



4. Payments for Additional Programs

4.1 The UNIX Program

The right to use the UNIX Trademark requires the Licensee to pay to The Open Group an additional annual fee, calculated in accordance with the fee table set out below.

  1. For the first 36 months following the Licensee acquiring the right to use the UNIX Trademark, all UNIX operating system products based on any variant of UNIX source code that the Licensee has licensed from any supplier plus any products that the Licensee claims to be compliant with the UNIX Profile Definition will be counted for the purpose of calculating annual shipments.
  2. From month 37 onwards only Registered Products and those that the Licensee claims to be compliant with the UNIX Profile Definition, excluding products registered by other Licensees, will be counted for the purpose of calculating annual shipments.
  3. 90 days before the anniversary of acquiring the right to use the UNIX Trademark the Licensee will notify The Open Group of the applicable UNIX fee band set out in Table 2 below for the forthcoming year.
    Within 90 days of the anniversary of acquiring the right to use the UNIX Trademark the Licensee will notify The Open Group of the actual applicable UNIX fee band set out in table 1 below for the previous year. In the event of a discrepancy between the forecast and actual applicable UNIX fee bands, the discrepancy will be rectified as soon as practicable in the following year.
  4. For Licensees who ship software only and where the average published product price, exclusive of add-ons, is less than $1,500, the fee is 50% of amount shown in Table 2.
  5. UNIX Trademark fees are payable in advance on the date of applying to join the UNIX program and annually on each anniversary thereafter.

Table 2: Fees for UNIX Trademark

Annual Shipments (Units)

Annual Fee (US$)

Up to 1,000

$25,000

1,000 to 30,000

$50,000

more than 30,000

$110,000


4.2 The Open Brand for LDAP Program

Annual Company Revenue <$50M >$50M
Per Annum $10,000 $30,000

These fees are waived for members of The Open Group who have Identity Management Forum entitlement and VSLDAP test suite licenses and current VSLDAP support contracts.


4.3 The Open Brand for CORBA Program

Annual revenue <$25M >$25Million
Per annum $15K $30K

[Gives rights to register unlimited number of products in Open Brand for CORBA program and membership in the Open Brand for CORBA Steering Group]

Package Price

Annual revenue <$25M >$25Million
Per annum $20K $35K

[Includes price to register five products and test report audits in Open Brand for CORBA program and membership in the Open Brand for CORBA Steering Group]

Test Suite Audit Fee $1000 per test report audited

[A maximum of five test suite audits is anticipated to cover all platform, operating system and compiler combinations.]

Registration Fees $800 per product annually

[Registration fees are per product name. The vendor specifies which platform, operating system and compiler options are supported under the single product name.]

4.4 Internet server

Annual revenue <$25M $25-$100M >$100M

$15K $20K $30K

Members of the Core Program will be able to register products to the Product Standard for the registration fee only.

4.5 Interoperability Assurance Program

Conciliation fee $5,000
Extended Conciliation fee $2,500

5. The Core Program

The core Program consists of the following standards.

  • Base
  • Base 95
  • Common Desktop Environment
  • XPG3: PLUS PROFILE
  • XPG3: BASE PROFILE
  • XPG3: Internationalised System Calls and Libraries
  • Internationalised System Calls and Libraries
  • Internationalised System Calls and Libraries Extended
  • Internationalised System Calls and Libraries Extended V2
  • Internationalised System Calls and Libraries Extended V3
  • XPG3: Commands and Utilities
  • Commands and Utilities
  • Commands and Utilities V2
  • Commands and Utilities V3
  • Commands and Utilities V4
  • XPG3: C Language
  • C Language
  • C Language V2
  • XPG3: COBOL Language
  • COBOL Language
  • XPG3: Pascal Language
  • Pascal Language
  • XPG3: FORTRAN Language
  • FORTRAN Language
  • XPG3: Ada Language
  • Ada Language
  • XPG3: Inter-Process Communication
  • Relational Database
  • Calendering and Scheduling API
  • XPG3: ISAM
  • ISAM
  • XPG3: SQL
  • X Window System Display
  • X Window System Application Interface
  • X Window System Application Interface V2
  • Motif™ Toolkit
  • XPG3: Terminal Interfaces
  • Software Administration
  • Terminal Interfaces
  • Internationalised Terminal Interfaces
  • XPG3: Window Management (Xlib)
  • BSFT
  • X.400 Gateway
  • X.400 Message Access
  • Directory Access
  • Network File System
  • Sockets
  • Sockets V2
  • Transport Service (XTI)
  • Transport Service (XTI) V2
  • XPG3: Transport Interface
  • CPI-C
  • (PC)NFS Server
  • LMX Server
  • XPG3: PC Interworking
  • Magnetic Media
  • XPG3: Source Code Transfer

Additional Programs

  • UNIX
  • Security
  • CORBA
  • Internet Server
  • Multi-Purpose Real-time Operating System

 

 


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