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How to Become a Member

CORD® Project Membership is open to everyone who wants to contribute meaningfully to the project and help us advance our mission. The CORD project offers a tiered membership structure to enable a diversity of organizations as well as individuals to participate. Membership is optional and people and organizations are welcome to contribute without becoming members. Please post to the CORD-discuss list with any questions about this or to express interest in membership.

Partner

"Partners" are at the highest tier of membership and are strong advocates of the open source CORD project. They provide a significant portion of the funding to achieve the CORD project’s mission. “Partner” membership is targeted at organizations that are industry thought leaders and committed to furthering Open Source CORD project and SDN efforts. They have the most influence on the Board of Directors and benefit the most from joint marketing activities.

Annual cost: $500,000.00

Development commitment: 2 technical contributors

Test and PoC commitment: 1 test or PoC commitment


Collaborators

Collaborators are organizations that volunteer, or are invited, to join the CORD project. They commit resources and commit to bring value into the community (developers, deployments,...). They do not provide funding and consequently do not have a seat on the board of directors. This is the perfect option for a smaller corporation, a non-profit, or a research/academic institution. Collaborators play a key role by bringing new ideas and by adding value to the CORD project and its community.

More about how to become a collaborator is available on the Collaborator Guidelines page.

Annual cost: Free

Development commitment: None

Test and PoC commitment: None


Individuals

The Open Source CORD project is committed to ensuring that everyone can participate and influence the project. Individuals and other open source projects can become members and participate in the project without incurring any cost.

Annual cost: Free

Development commitment: None

Test and PoC commitment: None