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DMTF Membership

The DMTF offers several levels of membership for corporations, industry organizations, and academic institutions. These memberships offer different levels of responsibility and privilege, allowing vendors to gain the most value from the DMTF.

Membership
Level

Annual  Dues

Voting
Rights

Closed/Open

Working  Group
Participation
Marketing Activities

Board Member

 $25,000

Full

Closed
(Elected)

Yes
(unlimited)
Yes

Contributing 
Member

$10,000

Limited

Open
(Public)

Yes
(unlimited)
Yes

Associate
Member

$5,000

None

Open
(Public)

Yes
(1 per committee)
Yes

Monitoring
Member

$2,500
None
Open
No
Yes

Alliance 
Partner

FREE

None

Closed 
(not-for-profit standards organizations)

Yes
(determined by  DMTF board)
No

Academic 
Alliance

FREE

None

Closed
(accredited Institutions of higher learning)

Yes
(1 per committee)
No

Members also benefit from front-line access to information about activities, the opportunity to participate in the process of defining standards, and the synergy of working with other vendors who are addressing similar implementation issues. In addition, all members gain access to the member-only web site and other materials for review, including specifications, white papers and e-mail aliases.