The merged activities of OMG and BPMI will lead to an increase in the viability of the Business Process, Business Modeling and Business Rules specifications. Only OMG members will be able to influence the future direction of these business process specifications. BPMI members are invited to join OMG and continue the great work that has been done to date.
As part of the merger, OMG will maintain and promote BPMI’s specifications and other intellectual property within the OMG process. All specifications work will be done within an OMG Task Force comprising current OMG BEI Task Force members and members of BPMI (both those who are already OMG members and those who join OMG). The new Task Force will be subject to OMG Policies and Procedures.
OMG will maintain BPMI’s URLs and the contents of its website. OMG will also promote the BPMI brand as part of our marketing of OMG’s activities.
The big kickoff event will be at the OMG Technical Meeting in Atlanta,
GA on September 12-16, 2005. At this meeting, decisions will be made by the Task Force about the way
in which BPMI’s work will be continued, whether the Task Force’s name
should be changed to reflect the addition of BPMI’s activities, and who
will lead the Task Force and the Steering Committee. There will also be
a BPM Information Day at this meeting. All companies that are OMG
members at that time can participate in the Task Force, make their voice
heard and vote on these important issues. BPMI members that have not
joined OMG before the meeting will not be able to participate in the
kick-off and influence the future direction of BPMI’s work.
The merger agreement between OMG and BPMI provides your Company with a US$5,000 credit towards your first year OMG membership.
Typically, companies joining OMG in order to develop and promote a technology that is important to them have chosen to join at the Domain or Contributing level, in order to get the maximum benefit of their membership and the ability to be deeply involved in the current and future OMG activities that are important to them. At the Domain or Contributing level, you can participate and vote in the Task Force, be elected to the BPMI Steering Committee, submit technologies to the Task Force, and serve on OMG’s Board of Directors and Architecture Board. Lower level members lose any opportunity to submit technologies and many of the other opportunities, depending on their level. (click here for membership fees structure).
We would be glad to discuss this further with you and see how we can make the transition to OMG very simple for you. Please do not hesitate to contact Kenneth Berk, Director of Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated on 05/21/2012