Joining OpenDoc Society

Membership of OpenDoc Society is open to anyone interested in best practises for productivity tools - and ODF and PDF in particular - out of a professional or personal interest. If you want to be part of OpenDoc Society you can do this in a number of ways, as an individual or through an organisation.

Individual membership

As individual you can choose between a regular membership of 25 euro a year and a support membership (at no cost). Membership not only gives you access to an international network of expertise, is also gives you free or discounted access to activities, publications and services by the society. In addition you can participate in working groups and expert committeees, and provide your input on reports that will be published by the society.

If you are connected with an organisation that already participates in OpenDoc Society, membership is at no cost. That same price holds if you cannot afford the cost of membership (for example because you are a student, PHD researcher, do not have a job or are pensioned).

Support membership

As supporting member you will receive our newsletters and announcements, and you stand behind the work of the society - such as Officeshots.org, ODF global recipies, and mor. If you decide to participate in events or activities,  regular membership is almost certainly interesting for you.

Participate as an organisation

If you participate in OpenDoc Society as an organisation you, your colleagues and employees will not only get access to a local and international network of expertise in the area of office productivity tools, but also free access or discount on activities, publications and servies of the society. In addition you can participate in working groups and expert committeees, and provide your input on reports that will be published by the society.

Educational and other academic institutes, not-for-profit organisations and open source projects can register as a participant for free.

Participation as organisation involves the following:

  • For organisations < 5 employees: 100 euro per year
    (including five free memberships)
  • For organisations < 75 employees: 250 euro per jaar
    (including twentyfive free memberships)
  • For government, companies > 75 employees: 2.500 euro per year
    (including fifty free memberships)
  • Not-for-profit organisations, open source projects: 0 euro
    (including unlimited free memberships)

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Sponsorship

You can also give extra support to the initiative through a sponsorship, while at the same time increasing your visibility within the community.

  • Bronze sponsorship: 5.000 euro
  • Silver sponsorship: 10.000 euro
  • Gold sponsorship: 25.000 euro
  • Platinum sponsorship: 50.000 euro or more

In coordination with the board of the society you can attach your sponsorship to specific themes such as education, digital durability of art and culture, R&D etc.

Starting a local branch of OpenDoc Society 

If you want to start a chapter of OpenDoc Society in your region, contact us.