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Member Classifications and Rights & Obligations

Aug 21, 2003 Revision

Member Classification

Board Member
(BM)

Regular Member
(RM)

Associate Member
(AM)

Range of Activities

Activities in line with the purpose stipulated in the Committee Rules as well as operation and management of The Committee

Activities in line with the purpose stipulated in the Committee Rules

Activities in line with the purpose stipulated in the Committee Rules from the standpoint of realizing various applications except for implementing the Office Services onto BMLinkS appliances

JBMIA Membership required

Regular member

Regular member or Patronage member

Regular member or Patronage member

Council Bodies Where Participation is admissible

  1. Management Committee
  2. Expert Committees, Subcommittees and WGs
  1. Expert Committees, Subcommittees and WGs
    +The chairperson seat of each committee is unavailable.
  2. Management Committee (in principle)++
    ++No right to propose, decide, or approve any subject is permitted.
  1. The same as the content for RM in principle.
  2. Some council bodies cannot be permitted in participation or discussion, due to limitation in the range of activities
Rights Granted in the Council Bodies
  • Establishment and approval of policies for project operations
  • Proposals, decision making and approval for specifications
  • Proposals for organizing WGs etc.
  • Decisions making for other issues
  • Proposals for specifications
  • Decision making in expert panels and WGs
  • Proposals for organizing WGs etc.
  • Proposals for specifications etc.
  • Decision making in expert panels, WGs where participation is allowed
  • Proposals for organizing WGs etc.

Rights to Specifications

All available

All available

Available within the range of realizing various BMLinkS applications

Common SW Rights

All available

All available

Available within the range of realizing various BMLinkS applications

Agreement required

IPR Agreement for BM

IPR Agreement for RM *

IPR Agreement for AM**

Annual Membership Fee
(2003FY)

¥2.65mln.

¥2.65mln.

¥0.5mln.

*Agreement for RM: 1. A statement for mutual agreement for licensing under non-exclusive and reasonable conditions regarding specifications and common SW shall be submitted. 2. A written confirmation regarding newly drafted specifications and common SW shall be submitted.
**Agreement for AM: A statement of mutual agreement for licensing under non-exclusive and reasonable conditions regarding specifications and common SW within available range shall be submitted.



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