The OLAP Council offers a variety of membership choices depending on the type of company you represent and/or the level of involvement that makes sense for your organization.
The OLAP Council's structure
The OLAP Council is an independent legal entity, incorporated in the state of Delaware in the United States. The founding members of the Council are Arbor Software, Comshare, IRI Software and Pilot Software. Each founding member is represented on the Council's Board of Directors, which guides the direction of the Council and is chartered with helping the Council fulfill its mission and with seeing that the Council operates in the best interest of its members. The Council's By-Laws provide that the board may be further expanded and additional directors may be elected by the General Members.
Membership: The OLAP Council currently has one class of membership:
General membership is available to all organizations that develop and/or market OLAP software technologies. A General Member is entitled to participate in all Council activities and will play an active role in shaping the Council.
In addition to supporting the fundamental tenets of the OLAP Council, General Members are required to pay annual membership dues of $15,000.
In addition to membership dues, members will be expected, but not required, to attend all membership meetings and actively participate on Council committees. Members are entitled to:
- nominate a representative to the Council's board of directors to be voted upon by the then voting members,
- vote on nominations to the Council's board of directors and on all other matters submitted to the General Members by the board of directors,
- participate in all Council activities and in all Council committees in a voting capacity, including votes for specifications, design and development of a standard API,
- contribute to the development of, along with rights to distribute, all Council materials such as white papers, benchmarks, research, etc.,
- Aparticipate in the development of all Council marketing activities,
- provide input to, and to help shape the future direction of, the Council, and
- identify as a Council member and use the Council name and logo in promotional activities.
List of General Members
Joining the OLAP Council
Before joining the OLAP Council, you must read and agree to the OLAP Council tenets.
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