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Antitrust Policy and Guidelines

It is the policy of The Open Group to comply strictly with all laws that relate to the conduct of its activities, including the antitrust laws of the United States. All The Open Group members, officers, and staff must familiarize themselves with the The Open Group “Antitrust Guidelines,” and shall agree to conform all sponsored meetings and activities of The Open Group, in strict accordance with the Guidelines. The Guidelines are intended to provide basic guidance on the antitrust laws that may be applicable to The Open Group activities. Counsel should be consulted in all cases involving specific situations, interpretations, or advice. 


The Open Group does not engage in lobbying activities; thus, we certify that no part of membership dues received are spent on lobbying expenses whatsoever.

NCRPA Notification

As required by the National Cooperative Research and Production Act (NCRPA), The Open Group notifies the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission of new members and changes to the membership. These notifications are made public through publication in the Federal Register. If you are a member of The Open Group who has undergone a change in your legal entity name or business combination, please contact us to ensure that we provide correct information.


As a U.S. Corporation, The Open Group complies with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) - 22 CFR 120-130 and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) - 15 CFR 730-774 and requires its staff and any member organization representative accessing U.S. export restricted materials to certify direct knowledge (as applicable): (a) to being a U.S. person; (b) a U.S. citizen who does not hold a foreign passport or dual citizenship; (c) is authorized to have access to the U.S. exported restricted materials; (d) will comply with current Open Group U.S.- Persons policy and procedures regarding the handling of any export sensitive data; (e) that the materials accessed will be further restricted to U.S.- Persons directly participating in the collaborative effort; and (f) that the member organization is a U.S. Corporation and is in compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) - 22 CFR 120-130 and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) - 15 CFR 730-774.

The member organization is responsible for identifying any U.S. export restrictions or other restrictions associated with any materials prior to the submission of the materials to The Open Group.

The Open Group reserves the right to refuse any materials submitted to The Open Group if The Open Group determines that the submitted material is not in compliance or is not appropriate for storage by The Open Group.

Countries Where We Do Not Do Business

The Open Group, as a company incorporated in the U.S., is subject to compliance with applicable United States laws, regulations, or orders including those relating to export including but not limited to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or Export Administration Act/Regulations (“EAR”). Neither directly nor by association, The Open Group does not do business with, and will not certify individuals from, the following countries that are subject to U.S. embargo or trade restrictive sanctions:

  • Crimea - Region of Ukraine
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
  • Syria

The licenses that The Open Group has granted for the use of its materials do not include use in these countries.


The commitment to accessibility for all begins with our website,, and our efforts to ensure that all functionality and all content is accessible to all users.

Our ongoing accessibility efforts work towards conforming to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1, level AA criteria as much as possible. These guidelines not only help make web content accessible to users with sensory, cognitive, and mobility disabilities, but ultimately to all users, regardless of ability. The Open Group welcomes comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility for users with disabilities.


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