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<p class="margin-bottom-40">Take an active role in supporting sustainable, commercializable open source technologies that benefit all.</p>
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<h3 class="brand-primary h4 fw-700" id="strategic">Strategic Members</h3>
<p>Strategic Members play an integral role in the Eclipse Foundation ecosystem. Strategic members are organizations that view participation in Eclipse projects as strategic to their business and are investing significant developer and other resources to further drive Eclipse Foundation technology. Typically, Strategic Members lead one or more top-level projects. Strategic membership benefits include:</p>
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<li>Help to launch open source initiative(s)</li>
<li>Direct influence through board voting rights on key aspects of the Eclipse ecosystem, including licensing, governing policy development, and amendments to Membership Agreement and bylaws</li>
<li>Discounts towards sponsorship and attendance of Eclipse Foundation events</li>
<li>Access to Eclipse Foundation marketing and <a href="https://outreach.eclipse.foundation/advertise">advertising programs</a></li>
<li>Opportunity to lead in the establishment of Eclipse Working Groups</li>
<li>Opportunity to join and participate on all Eclipse Foundation public mailing lists</li>
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<li>The opportunity to attend and vote at all meetings of the Membership At-Large</li>
<li>Discounts towards sponsorship and attendance of Eclipse Foundation run events</li>
<li>Access to Eclipse Foundation marketing and <a href="https://outreach.eclipse.foundation/advertise">advertising programs</a></li>
<li>Opportunity to participate in Eclipse Working Groups, including as a Strategic Member of those working groups</li>
<li>Opportunity to join and participate on all Eclipse Foundation public mailing lists</li>
<li>Opportunity to show support for the Eclipse Foundation by displaying the Eclipse Foundation Member logo</li>
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<p>Associate Members are organizations that participate in and want to show support for the Eclipse Foundation ecosystem. Many research and educational institutions choose to join as an Associate Member. Associate membership benefits include:</p>
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<li>Ability to join select Eclipse Working Groups as a Guest Member</li>
<li>The opportunity to attend all meetings of the General Assembly</li>
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<p>The Eclipse Foundation’s governance model provides individual committers with the ability to become full members and includes representation on the Eclipse Board of Directors. Committer Members are individuals that are the core developers of the Eclipse projects and can commit changes to project source code.</p>
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<p>Learn more about <a href="/membership/become_a_member/committer.php">Committer membership</a>.</p>
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<h2>Membership Fees</h2>
<p>The Membership Annual Fee Comparison Chart based on membership levels is provided below for illustration purposes only. Please see the Eclipse Foundation Membership Agreement for full details. Note that Eclipse Working Group Membership fees are separate and in addition to general Eclipse Foundation Membership fees.</p>
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<td class="text-left">&gt; €250&nbsp;million</td>
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<td>€20 000</td>
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<td>€150 000</td>
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<p>Note: Membership in an Eclipse Working Group requires the execution of the respective Working Group’s Participation Agreement. A list of the current Eclipse Working Groups and their respective Participation Agreement is <a href="https://www.eclipse.org/org/workinggroups/explore.php" title="List of Eclipse Working Groups and Participation Agreements" >here</a>.</p>
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<p>Learn about Eclipse Foundation membership, and how you can become a member.</p>
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<h3>Keeping Members Connected</h3>
<p>Serving our community is the number one priority of the Eclipse Foundation.To keep our community connected, we send out a monthly newsletter to member companies and member committers. Check out some <a href="/community/newsletter/">past issues of our member newsletter</a>.
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