There are five levels at which an individual or company can participate in Khronos Group activity, each with its own set of benefits:
- Implementers - may create and deliver a product using the publicly released specifications, but cannot use the trademarks.
- Adopters - complete the conformance testing procedures and sign a royalty-free license to use the trademarks on their products.
- Academic Members - have full API working group participation but no voting rights.
- Contributor Members - have full API working group participation and voting rights, and generous marketing benefits.
- Promoter Members - act as the "Board of Directors" to set the direction of the Group, with final specification ratification voting rights.
Membership Level and Benefits
|Access to the public Khronos Specifications, documentation and support files||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Develop license-free, royalty-free products using Khronos Technologies||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Work Group Participation|
|Early access to the draft specifications||Y||Y||Y||N||N|
|Access and participate in development of Conformance Test source*||Y||Y||Y||N||N|
|Join specification Work Groups and participate via email lists||Y||Y||Y||N||N|
|Attend Face to Face Meetings||Y||Y||Y||N||N|
|Join in weekly Teleconferences||Y||Y||Y||N||N|
|Can be elected as Work Group Chair||Y||Y||Y||N||N|
|Browse Work Group Email archives||Y||Y||Y||N||N|
|Vote in Work Group Level Ratification of the Specification||Y||Y||N||N||N|
|Set The Standards|
|Initiate new Working Groups to develop new API standards||Y||N||N||N||N|
|Seat on the Board of Directors to define the objectives, priorities and operations of the Khronos Group||Y||N||N||N||N|
|Final Ratification of the Specification||Y||N||N||N||N|
|Submit products to the conformance process**||Y||Y||Y||Y||N|
|Conformant Product can use API Trademark***||Y||Y||Y||Y||N|
|Speaking and presentation opportunities at industry trade events & seminars||Y||Y||Y||Y||N|
|Opportunity to mention products and be quoted in Khronos press releases, articles, and newsletters||Y||Y||Y||Y||N|
|Company logo and description on Khronos web site||Y||Y||Y||Y||N|
|Listing on Consumer Product Database||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
* - If signed Conformance Test Source License Agreement
** - Must sign Adopter agreement and pay Conformance Testing fee
*** - Must pass conformance tests
Please see Member Agreement for details