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Yannick Warnier, 30/08/2012 19:28

Howto become an official provider

Becoming an effective member

Before becoming official providers, organizations must

  • be registered as member of the Chamilo Association
  • be a company (at this point, the association considers individual/freelance members cannot single-handedly represent the Chamilo association in a way that is reliable enough)

Passing the exam

  • employees have to pass it with minimum 75%. For small-size companies: 1 employee has to pass the exam; for medium-size companies: 2 employees have to pass the exam; for large-size companies: 3 employees have to pass the exam.
  • 50 questions (split into 5 categories), to be passed in 45 minutes time (web querying allowed)
  • there is a registration cost of 50€/person for the exam, payable to the association's account with the mention: exam fee - [name of company] - [name of person]. Would the person taking the exam fail, this registration cost has to be paid to the association's account again. The registration cost covers the work implied by the revision of the exam's results by the secretary.


The wannabe official provider has to provide one of the following (as a minimum)

  • 50 pages original documentation in English, under Creative Commons BY-SA license
  • 80 pages carefully translated existing documentation, under Creative Commons BY-SA license
  • one considerably modified style (involves at least 100 modified lines in CSS from existing styles), under Creative Commons BY-SA license
  • one new plugin (minimum of 200 lines, real added value), GPLv3-licensed
  • a modification to an existing plugin (real added value), GPLv3-licensed
  • 20 patches to existing bugs in the software

This contribution will not be considered part of the retribution system but has to be approved by the board of directors.


After the first acceptation as official provider, the proof has to be made, each year, that the official provider wants to contribute to the project, so the same (almost) requirements have to be confirmed again, each year. The exam itself will be adapted each year to ensure the official providers keep up to date with the Chamilo software's and Association's evolution.

Updated by Yannick Warnier over 7 years ago · 1 revisions