Update on OCP Tiered Membership and IC Elections

To All OCP enthusiasts,

I’m happy to announce that after months of work Tiered Membership is ready to roll out and members should begin getting custom emails from the Foundation starting Wednesday, April 23rd. All current members have been assessed based on their contributions for 2013 and 1st quarter 2014. The emails will explain what level the member has been assessed at and what action items are needed to achieve or maintain that membership level. If you have any issues with the level your organizations has been assessed at then please let Amber Graner know as soon as possible, so we can work with you to re-evaluate your status.

If your organization signed the OCP membership agreement prior to April 10th, 2014 then you will be sent the link to the new membership agreement.  If your organization’s membership has expired you will be sent a link to the new membership agreement and information on tiered membership as well.  Please remember that Memberships must be renewed annually.

Additionally, new web pages have been added to the OCP website which explain Membership levels and the requirements and benefits of each membership level as well as how to get involved in OCP.

It was our desire that the nomination phase of the IC elections would be concluded by now, however, it was contingent on all members being contacted and the point of contacts for each member organization being verified.   We are now in the process of verifying all member point of contacts and as noted in the last blog post about tiered membership and the IC elections, “the nomination phase will remain open until all members have been contacted.” Amber will contact all those who have been nominated and let them know what the updated timeline will be and she will issue another blog post with the updated timelines.

Look for exciting new features such as open badges and more to be integrated soon. We are also working on signature integration for both individual and corporate members. This integration will allow members to sign the membership and contributor license agreements as well as other documents from their personal or corporate profiles.  

We appreciate your understanding and any feedback as we roll out these new programs and website features. It’s exciting to see how we continue to grow and evolve as an organization and community.  

If you or your organization signed the membership agreement prior to 10 April 2014 and do not receive an email from the Foundation by Friday, 25 April, 2014, please let Amber know.

We look forward to the continued participation and amazing open innovations you bring to the industry!


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