Certified DuraSpace Partners are organizations that have demonstrated expertise and a significant community effort to support DuraSpace open technologies through community leadership, in-kind contributions, and financial support.
Partners contribute a minimum of 250 hours of in-kind community contribution annually as well as a percentage of gross annual revenue.
Support its mission of stewarding open source projects
Promote the Software
Meet with each partner individually, on a quarterly basis, to assess the delivery and promotion of the software, services, and joint initiatives
Monitor community contributions through Partner reporting, inquiries to project leadership, and discussion during quarterly meetings
Conduct annual reference checks
If desired, use reference checks or other customer introductions to conduct interviews, write, and promote User Stories (example)
Prospect new business and refer leads
Mediate among Partners, as needed
Evaluate the Program yearly, with the assistance and feedback from Partners, in order to make changes which increase the value and effectiveness of the Program
Service Provider will:
Promote the Software
Participate in regional and community events to increase awareness and help promote the Software
Be an active contributor to the Software community in a form that is mutually agreed to by DuraSpace. This could include a combination of participating in working groups/ task forces, or other community governance bodies, use case validation, testing, bug reports, bug fixes, code contributions, documentation, free training offerings or training curriculum, translations, referrals for DuraSpace memberships or other contributions proposed and agreed to by both parties. Please note, for code contributions, DSpace, Fedora, and VIVO communities have specific code contribution guidelines that must be adhered to
Provide a detailed revenue report. Using the report template provided here: http://bit.ly/2EvSp5j is a requirement
Provide a detailed in-kind contribution report. Using the report template provided here: http://bit.ly/2sFZdMv is a requirement
Pay a percentage of gross revenue (negotiated annually with DuraSpace). The minimum contribution amount $2,500 USD. The maximum contribution amount is $30,000 USD
Use of the Certified DuraSpace Partner logo and permission to promote business using the distinction
A seat on the project leadership committee to participate in discussions about priorities and strategic direction of the software and community (if desired/available)
Detailed and prominent listing on the DuraSpace website and project specific websites
Working with DuraSpace on marketing and outreach efforts to promote services
DuraSpace promotion of individual partners and of the group of Partners (communications highlighting community contributions, new initiatives, news and events) to our communications network of more than 7,000 people
Support in organizing events which showcase services
Prospecting new business and referring leads to individual partners based on qualifying criteria or to the Partner group
Certificates of Participation and Letters of Support for formal procurement requirements (RFPs, etc.)
An invitation to attend the annual DuraSpace Members Summit (2 seats)
We will contact you for an interview
We may request more details about your organization. All information will be held in the strictest confidence.
We will request two client references per year. They will be asked the following questions:
Can you describe the work that was done?
What was your satisfaction with that work?
What was the level of professionalism and customer service shown?
Please feel free to add any other observations you might wish to share
After our evaluation we will notify you of the results. Please be patient as this may take some time