How to become an association member

Dear Chamilo user,

We are pleased to learn that you are interested in becoming a registered Chamilo Member. As for every membership registration process, there are some things we need to inform you about. Please read the following information carefully.

The Chamilo Association is dedicated to organising and coordinating research & development, promotional and recreational activities for the development and the promotion of open source e-learning and collaboration software, in particular of the Chamilo software suite.
The scope of the “Chamilo project” shall include the following specific matters: the Chamilo open-source software system, the community of developers and users of this software, all associated activities and infrastructures in their broadest sense considered to be required to further develop this project.
The association can undertake all activities that contribute to the realization of its aims, including profit generating activities within its legal bounds. Those profits will be used solely for the realization of its non-profit aims.

Becoming a member of the Chamilo Association creates a wide range of opportunities for you (and your company/organisation) and for us (community/software stakeholders) and we look forward to include you into this virtuous circle!

There are two types of Chamilo Association Membership: Admitted Members and Effective Members.
  • Admitted Members are organizations or people wanting to support the efforts of the association through a financial contribution, getting a series of practical advantages in return.
  • Effective Members have a voting right during the Association's General Assemblies, and the responsibility to show a pro-active membership behaviour to the world.

Admitted members

Advantages

  • Have the organization's logo and references published on the Chamilo Website (http://www.chamilo.org/support/members)
  • Enjoy association-related events participation special fees
  • "Cash in" contributions to the Chamilo project against your next year membership fee by reporting them in the Chamilo Association's contributions tracker (http://support.chamilo.org/projects/contributions/issues) (evaluated yearly by the Board of Directors)
  • Possibility to enroll to the 'Official Provider' program

Responsibilities

  • Register as a member (pay the corresponding annual fee)
  • Provide information to users about how to contact the association
  • Provide relevant information to the association
  • Understand and respect the Chamilo Association's internal structure
  • Inform the association's communication coordinator () about the organization of new events

Fees

Fees are set depending on the size of your organization:
Company size Number of registered employees Type of organization Fee Other responsibility
Small 1-20 Profit 500€
Small 1-20 Non-profit 500€
Medium 21-500 Profit 1000€
Medium 21-500 Non-profit 1000€
Large 500+ Profit 1500€
Large 500+ Non-profit 1500€
Personal 1 - from 15€ to 150€

Registration process

Send us an e-mail at , including your application form. Once you got confirmation from us, please proceed with the payment to the bank account indicated below, then send us an e-mail with the transaction reference and let us do the rest.

Effective members

Advantages

  • One vote in the association's general assemblies (planned to occur once a year)
  • Have the organization's logo and references published on the Chamilo Website (http://www.chamilo.org/support/members)
  • Enjoy association-related events participation special fees
  • "Cash in" contributions to the Chamilo project against your next year membership fee by reporting them in the Chamilo Association's contributions tracker (http://support.chamilo.org/projects/contributions/issues) (evaluated yearly by the Board of Directors)
  • Possibility to enroll to the 'Official Provider' program

Responsibilities

  • Register as a member (pay the corresponding annual fee)
  • Provide information to users about how to contact the association
  • Provide relevant information to the association
  • Understand and respect the Chamilo Association's internal structure
  • Inform the association's communication coordinator () about the organization of new events

Fees

Fees are set depending on the size of your organization:
Company size Number of registered employees Type of organization Fee Other responsibility
Small 1-20 Profit 1500€
Small 1-20 Non-profit 500€
Medium 21-500 Profit 3000€
Medium 21-500 Non-profit 1000€
Large 500+ Profit 6000€
Large 500+ Non-profit 1500€ Organize min. 2 open events/year

Registration process

Send us an e-mail at , including your application form. The registration of effective member goes through a more thorough process than admitted members. This means we might need to gather the board of directors to authorize your effective membership (this validation process takes a maximum of two months).

Application form

Your e-mail should look like this:

From: your-email-address@domain.something
To: board@chamilo.org
Subject: Membership request
Body:
Dear Sirs,

I am interested in becoming an [admitted or effective] member of the association as a [person or company or institution] because:
< explain your reasons here >.

Please find my details below.
Name: <your full name>
Profession: <your job>
Official contact e-mail: (if different than the e-mail from where you are sending this)
Official phone number: <your phone number>
Official native language: <your language>
Experience with Chamilo: <indicate what you do with Chamilo, if anything>

I agree with the terms expressed on http://support.chamilo.org/projects/chamilo/wiki/Howto_be_association_member

Best regards,

<Your name>