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<P><FONT class=indextop>how to join</FONT></P>
<P><STRONG>Associate Member </STRONG></P></TD>
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<TD vAlign=top align=left bgColor=#0080c0 colSpan=2><B><FONT
face=Arial,Helvetica color=#ffffff>Becoming a member of the Eclipse
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An Associate Member must be an organization that is either a standards
organization, research institution, academic institution, open source
organization, or publishing organization that participates in the
development of the Eclipse ecosystem. There are no membership dues
required for Associate members.<BR>
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<strong>Benefits</strong><BR><strong style="font-weight: 400">There are no membership
fees. However, as Members, Associates can submit requirements,
participate in all project reviews and&nbsp; participate fully in
all Membership Meetings. This provides a unique advantage to understand
plans, directions, and to network with the full Eclipse Eco-system.</strong><p>See
<a href="How2Join%20Eclipse%20Rights%20by%20Membership%20Category.pdf">Eclipse
Rights by Membership Category</a> for further details.
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<P><STRONG>Steps to Join</STRONG></P>
<LI>Please complete the
<a href="Membership%20Application.pdf">application
form</a> [<a href="Membership%20Application.doc">.doc</a>].
<LI>Complete and sign the
<a href="../documents/Eclipse%20MEMBERSHIP%20AGMT%202005_06_16%20Final.pdf">membership agreement</a> and
<a href="../documents/Eclipse%20Logo%20Agreement%20%202004_04_14%20final.pdf">logo agreement.</a>
<LI>Email the completed application form, members
agreement and logo agreements to <A
href=""></A>. The
membership application will be reviewed by the Eclipse Foundation, Inc.
to assure the prospective member meets the
membership criteria and is
consistent with other members of the same membership class.
<LI>Applicant companies will be notified by the Eclipse Foundation of the decision
within 2 to 4 days of completing the administrative process.
<LI>The new member company can then issue an announcement press release,
including a supporting quote from the Eclipse Foundation. </LI></OL>
<p>See the <a href="Eclipse_Membership_Process.pdf">Eclipse
Membership Process</a> for a detailed step by step description.</TD></TR>
<TD vAlign=top align=right>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD>The current list of Associate Members can be found <a href="../associate.html">here</a>.</TD>
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