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Benefit Comparison

CollabForum LINUX
Foundation
Eclipse
Foundation
OASIS Apache
Foundation
Technology Agnostic      
Neutrality      
Flexibility High Low Low Low/Medium Medium
Acceptable Project Deliverables Non-restrictive Restrictive Restrictive Non-restrictive Mostly Non-restrictive
A-la-carte and Scalable Services    
Project Collaboration Platform and Tools Full Features/Access Included Full Features/Access (may require additional fees) Full Features/Access (may require additional fees) Full Features/Access (may require additional fees) Full Features/Access (may require additional fees)
Project Program Management Base Level Included Base Level (may require extra fees) Base Level (may require extra fees) Base Level (may require extra fees) Base Level (may require extra fees)
Additional Project Support Services Available at Low Cost (no restrictions to use other third-party suppliers) Services Available at High Cost (possible restrictions to use other third-party suppliers) Services Available at High Cost (possible restrictions to use other third-party suppliers) Services Available at High Cost (possible restrictions to use other third-party suppliers) Services Available at LowCost (possible restrictions to use other third-party suppliers)
Cost Lowest High High High Low

Definition and Clarification of Terms

Technology Agnostic: Not founded to develop a specific technology and completely unbiased to the use of technology solutions.

 

Neutrality: Ability to collaborate in a truly neutral playing field with anti-trust protections and full independence from any particular open, or closed-source community, structure or repository.

 

Flexibility: Complete autonomy and ability to fine-tune each project to the specific goals and needs of the project.

 

Acceptable Project Deliverables: Open to all technology related project work deliverables including (but not limited to):

  • Requirements gathering
  • Technology proof of concept
  • Certification and credentialing programs
  • Specification and reference implementation development
  • Best and recommended practices
  • Technology adoption programs
  • Pilot programs
  • Test cases
  • Demonstrations
  • Uses cases, success stories, whitepapers and other marketing materials and programs
  • Tutorials
  • Collaborations, meetings and events
  • Networking, information sharing and referrals
 

A-la-carte and Scalable Services: Access to a full menu of project support services and optional use of one or more as needed, scalable up or down as needed.

 

Project Collaboration Platform and Tools: Unlimited and independent use of the CollabForum portal, a customizable, fully integrated set of tools including document repository and collaboration workspace, calendar and balloting, email lists and project specific members-only websites.

 

Project Program Management: Included in the base project fee a set of standardized program and project management services and other support services including CollabForum marketing activities, public projects featured on the CollabForum website, financial administration, and coverage under CollabForum insurance policies.

 

Additional Project Support: Freedom to use low cost Inventures full set of project support services or separately and independently contract other third-party suppliers for any/all services. Examples may include open source project infrastructure (code repositories, code checkers, etc.) and other resources such as project event management, marketing and technical writers.

 

Cost: Required fees to become a member of the host organization and to start-up and operate a project.

 

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