Regardless of whether you're a CMS vendor, an OSS developer, or a researcher working on applications of semantic technologies, you can contribute to the IKS community and its projects. Becoming a community member is free, and offers the opportunity to connect and share knowledge with acknowledged experts in the semantic CMS community. Other key benefits include cutting-edge research and technology, grants, and marketplace credibility.
The IKS community is supported by a pan-European partner network of reputed CMS vendors and research institutes. These partnerships enable the community to harness the resources and skills of experts in the field of semantic technologies for the benefit of its numerous Open Source projects.
The IKS community is made up of researchers, developers and end-users. These individuals play an important role in ensuring the forward progress of the community by contributing to community projects, participating in community discussions and sharing their knowledge and expertise with the community.
Semantic CMS technologies are yet to be widely adopted, and IKS recognizes that it may not be financially viable for small firms to invest significant resources in semantic research and development. IKS funding programs provide financial assistance to community members in return for making time and research commitments to various IKS community projects.
The IKS community is formed by those companies and individuals who express their interest in contributing to the IKS project and who subsequently do contribute to the project in one of the ways defined in the IKS Community Agreement. The IKS community acts as stakeholder and communal contributor to the development of IKS specifications, methodology and any implementations of the Interactive Knowledge Stack. The contributions of members of the IKS Community are regulated by the IKS Community Policies.