OSGi Supporters are not really members, per se, of the OSGi Alliance. It was just a means of expressing support for the OSGi Alliance's activities.
And there is no transferring of membership from the OSGi Alliance to the OSGi Working Group in any case. Entities wishing to participate in the OSGi Working Group will need to join both the Eclipse Foundation and then the OSGi Working Group. To participate in OSGi specification development in the OSGi Working Group, one must execute the participation agreement for the OSGi Working Group. Like other working groups at Eclipse doing specification development, the participation agreement puts the necessary IP flows in place to ensure the specifications are in good IP health.
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----- Original message -----
From: "Christoph Läubrich" <laeubi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent by: osgi-wg-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [osgi-wg] Introduction / Suggestion to clarify "Vision and Scope" / Membership description
Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2020 14:43
thanks for giving details on that, Dan also has kindly forwarded me a
link  that also covers this, it seems I have missed that before :-\
But one thing that came into my mind: Are there any plans to transfer
OSgi Alliance member-ships (as I'm already listed as an OSGi Supporter
there) or should one reapply for joining in some way? That's not
completely clear to me as I haven't found any information if such thing
as "Supporter" will exits.
Am 10.11.20 um 20:27 schrieb Raymond Auge:
> One last bit that I think was not answered:
> > About the Membership section:
> > As OSGi Alliance already offers Membership to participate
> in OSGi
> > Technology I think the following points should be
> described here:
> > - How does "Eclipse OSGi Working Group" Membership
> differs form the
> > "OSGi Alliance" one? Do they relate in any way, e.g. if I'm
> > member of
> > Eclipse OSGi WG will this maybe include "OSGi Alliance"
> > - If not why should I choose the one over the other? Or
> would it be
> > preferable to be member in both?
> Eclipse OSGi Working Group is replacing the previous OSGi Alliance
> (inheriting all the IP, brand, trademarks, etc. please correct me if I'm
> wrong.) And therefore, if you have any interest in OSGi Specification
> development going forward, the place to do that will be only the Eclipse
> OSGi Working Group :)
> - Ray
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