The Open Source Modelica Consortium (OSMC)
Purpose of the Consortium
The Open Source Modelica Consortium, created the 4th of December 2007 in Linköping, Sweden, in the following called OSMC, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with the aim of developing and promoting the development and usage of the OpenModelica open source implementation of the Modelica computer language (also named Modelica modeling language) and OpenModelica associated open-source tools and libraries, collectively named the OpenModelica Environment, in the following referred to as OpenModelica.
OpenModelica is available for commercial and non-commercial usage under the conditions of the OSMC Public License. It is the aim of OSMC, within the limitations of its available resources, to provide support and maintenance of OpenModelica, to support its publication on the web, and to coordinate contributions to OpenModelica.
It is intended for OMSC to have good cooperation with Modelica Association,
the organization that develops and standardizes the Modelica Language and the
Modelica Standard Library.
The board is responsible for making budget proposals and a plan of operation for each year. The Board also approves membership of organizations.
The current board:
Director and Team
Between Board meetings and Annual Meetings, the Director is OSMC's main point of contact. The Director is responsible for and lead the day-to-day work of OSMC between Board meetings and Annual Meetings, but also has the right to delegate appropriate parts the work to the technical coordinator and co-workers.
Why Become a Member
How to Become a Member
There are two types of members: individual members and organizational members.
An organization can become a member by submitting a membership application to the OSMC Board, and payiing a membership fee according to their size and type of license conditions desired, see the table below.
Individuals who made significant contributions to OpenModelica can become Level 1 members for free, after decision by the Director.
OpenModelica is open-source, and is available to anyone, including members, under the OSMC-GPL option of the OSMC Public License. [Note that the OSMC Public License is different from and incompatible with GPL. Therefore it is not possible to include any GPL-licensed contribution into OpenModelica.]
However, for members the following shall additionally apply:
Membership Types and Annual Fees
There are two main kinds of members: organizational members (any legal person/business partnership) and individual members (for any natural person). The membership fee varies according to the size of the organization, whether the organization chooses the honorary Gold or Silver sponsorship membership levels, and whether the member is allowed to redistribute OpenModelica in binary form for commercial purposes outside its own organization (Level 2 member) as specified by the OSMC Public License. For a non-profit organization such as a university, research institute, or similar, the engaged research group size (or sum of the sizes if several engaged groups) determines the annual fee. To further clarify:
The table below shows the current annual fee.
The levels of the annual fee are determined once a year by the Annual Meeting.
Note: A limited Level 2 membership allows a total of at most ten active external licenses/distributions under OSMC-External-EPL at any given point in time. The Unlimited version has no limitation.
Gold or Silver Sponsorship LevelsGold or Silver sponsorships are honorary membership levels which shows that the member is providing significant or very significant support to the OpenModelica effort, either in economic value or development/maintenance/ support/management effort. The levels of the sponsorship annual fees are determined once a year by the Annual Meeting.
An individual who so wishes, and who has made a significant contribution to OpenModelica during the previous
two years or the current year, can get a Level 1 individual membership for the current year for free, after
decision by the Director, and after having signed a membership application form.
List of Consortium Members
Companies and Institutes
Apply for membership or read the OSMC bylaws or OSMC-PL License.
To contact us: OpenModelica [at] ida.liu.se
Last updated Sunday, October 04, 2009 by
Adrian Pop [adrpo (at) ida.liu.se].