Antitrust laws generally prohibit formal or informal agreements between, undertakings, decisions by associations of undertakings and concerted practices that have as their object or effect the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition such as but not limited to price-fixing, market allocation, concerted refusals to deal, and exchange of competitively sensitive information.
Members SHALL NOT discuss or exchange confidential or non-public information relating to the OSFPGA Foundation or in conjunction with OSFPGA Foundation activities including but not limited to pricing, costs, financials, market allocation, market projections, third party intellectual property agreements, proprietary technology development, etc.
Members may individually design, develop, manufacture, acquire or market their own competitive technologies, specifications, products and services in any lawful way. Nothing contained in this policy should be construed to prohibit or limit a Member from doing so. Members may individually decide whether or not to utilize OSFPGA developments in their business operations and to what extent. Members are not required to exclusively use, announce, or promote OSFPGA tools or specifications. Members may join or participate in any other associations, including competitive open-source organizations.
If any suspicions arise of antitrust relevant matters being brought up during meetings or events, Members should protest and, if necessary, leave the OSFPGA Foundation meeting or event.
Members should report any violations of this Policy concerning OSFPGA Foundation activities to the foundation’s Board of Directors. Members assume responsibility to provide appropriate legal counsel, information and training in antitrust compliant behavior to their representatives regarding compliance with this policy.
In order to ensure that OSFPGA Foundation activities are conducted fairly in a manner that does not unduly benefit some Members to the detriment of others, it is important that proceedings of the organization be conducted openly and with the opportunity for participation from all interested parties. To that end, the policies of the OSFPGA Foundation conform to the following guidelines: