The Open Group Gold and Silver Memberships

Take an Active Role in Shaping the Future of Open Standards

The Open Group Gold and Silver Membership provide organizations access to vendor-neutral Forums and Work Groups, vendor-neutral environments where members share knowledge and resources, and collaborate on developing open IT standards and certifications. Depending on their membership level, members of The Open Group are entitled to participate in one or more of The Open Group Forums:

  • Gold Members are entitled to join any number of Forums and Work Groups open to all members of The Open Group; and also may vote for a representative to the Governing Board
  • Silver Members are entitled to join one Forum and any number of Work Groups open to all members of The Open Group.  Silver Members may opt for a second Silver Membership if they wish to join another Forum. Those with Silver Membership have a vote in choosing a representative to the Governing Board

Collectively addressing a comprehensive range of technical, business, legal and regulatory issues, each Open Group Forum and Work Group focuses on functional areas of work. With their participation in The Open Group, members are presented with the unique opportunity to:

  • Influence industry standards and outcomes that benefit their organizations
  • Get early access to information regarding standards and best practices
  • Increases sales and customer confidence
  • Give customers, vendors, analysts and regulators meaningful assurance that products will work well together
  • Understand and influence the competitive environment
  • Have access to the relevant knowledge, resources and experience of fellow members
  • Network with a world-class community of experts and peers and grow professionally

Take a Leadership Position with The Open Group Gold Membership

The Open Group Gold Membership is for organizations with a broad range of interests and requirements that want to participate in more than one of The Open Group Forums. You will be among distinctive company with current Gold Members from a broad range of industries.

To join The Open Group or upgrade to Gold Membership:

  • Download the Membership Agreement form here
  • Open the form with Adobe Acrobat Reader (please only use Adobe Acrobat, using other PDF tools will delay membership processing)
  • Fill in the form with complete details as possible and sign
    • Provide your complete legal entity name
    • Silver Members are entitled to participate in one Forum and any number of Work Groups open to all members of The Open Group.  Organizations may opt to participate in an additional Forum obtaining a second Silver Membership for that Forum
    • Gold Members may join any number of forums
    • Authorized signatory is required; secure digital signatures are acceptable.
  • Save in PDF format and email to memberservices@opengroup.org
  • Upon our review of the information you provided, one of our business team members will contact you to assist through the membership process
  • A copy of the countersigned Membership Agreement and an invoice for the fee will be emailed to you
  • Current Members

    Join a Distinctive Consortium of Industry Leaders

    The Open Group members range from major corporations, government organizations and consortia to universities and private individuals.

  • Pricing

    Pricing is set in US dollars. All fees quoted are subject to local taxes, as applicable.

    • If you are a corporation, your pricing will be based on your revenue
    • If you are a government organization, your pricing will be based on the number of employees
    • If you are an accredited college or university, your organization gets special Academia pricing (only faculty and staff can participate in The Open Group under an Academia membership)

    Silver Membership

    Primarily for organizations with a single interest that can be addressed in one Forum alone. A 25% discount applies to an additional Forum membership fee, should membership of an additional Forum be required.

    Pricing per year for corporations

      < $25M
     
    $25M - $100M
     
    > $100M
     
    IT Supplier $2,500 $12,500 $20,000
    IT Customer $2,500 $7,500 $12,500

    Pricing per year for government

    < 200 staff 200 staff or more
    $2,500 $7,500

    Gold Membership

    For organizations with a broad range of interests and requirements who want to participate in more than one forum. Gold Membership provides participation entitlements in all Forums.

    Pricing per year for corporations

      < $25M

    $25M - $100M

    > $100M
    IT Supplier $6,250 $31,250 $50,000
    IT Customer $6,250 $18,750 $31,250

    Note: Membership in the OSDU Forum at any level (Silver, Gold, or Platinum) requires a sustainability fee in addition to the membership fees listed above. For details on this fee, including the important uses for this additional funding by the forum, please see this page:http://www.opengroup.org/osdu/sustainability

    Pricing per year for government

    < 200 staff 200 staff or more
    $6,250 $18,750
  • How to Join

  • Terms and Conditions

The Open Group Platinum Members
dxc
fujitsu
HCL_Technologies
huawei
ibm
intel
microfocus
philips