Benefits for Members
Benefits for enterprises and organisations to become an OSCAF member:
- Critical mass
The foundation provides a critical mass of like-minded organisations in a vendor neutral environment. Therefore it has more of a political clout than one company alone.
- Grow a market
Standards are necessary to establish or grow a market, but creating standards is a costly and time consuming effort. The foundation provides means for its members to establish and influence standards and specifications, and therefore provides an effective environment for ensuring interoperability and creating a larger market for each individual member.
The Foundation is active at the forefront of innovation be creating new opportunies for its members. Being visible and recognised for openness, interoperability and innovation increases reputation, impact and international outreach.
- Competitive advantages
Interoperable products become more and more attractive to customers by allowing them to complement your products according to their special needs. Following open standards thus becomes a competitive advantage.
- Leverage existing knowledge
The foundation provides access to knowledge that is expensive to miss.
- Get early insights
Get an early insight into market trends and support a vibrant community taking part in an emerging technology.
- Get in touch with leading research institutes in semantic technologies and with major participants and contributors in semantic communities. The main institutions have numerous professional relations and contacts throughout the world – both in academia and in industries.
- Get in touch with leading businesses in the semantic and collaborative sector
With its focus on semantic collaborative information technology OSCA Foundation is a common platform for software producers and vendors in and around this sector.