Sedona Framework in the Field

The Sedona Alliance is a not-for-profit (501c) trade association representing the Sedona Community consisting of developers of Sedona devices, and integrators who implement control strategies using Sedona devices. The community's interest is in furthering Sedona Framework as an open control programming language. Sedona Alliance's purpose is as follows:

  1. Educate the public about Sedona. Sedona source code and documentation are available to developers who create custom components and virtual machines. Reference manuals, videos and sample applications are available to integrators to assist them in developing applications.
  2. Promote Sedona to the controls industry. The benefits of Sedona can be communicated through articles, white papers, websites and participation in trade shows and conferences.
  3. Develop best practices when using Sedona. The development of custom Sedona components and kits is encouraged but should be deployed in a manner that allows for possible sharing.
  4. Encourage continual development under AFL 3.0. Sedona is an open control language and any improvements to the technology must remain open to the benefit of the community.
  5. Support unrestricted programming tools. An open control language is only effective if necessary programming tools are available to everyone in the community.
  6. Foster an environment of technology sharing. Alliance members are encouraged to share applications, custom components and experiences with other members to strengthen the technology so that all members will prosper.
  7. Cooperate with other open organizations. Other open-source organizations and communities that complement Sedona and share the same principles as the Sedona Alliance should be engaged in the spirit of open systems.

Membership Classifications

There are three levels of annual Sedona Alliance (Alliance) membership – founder, developer and integrator. Depending upon the level, membership is open to companies or individuals and must be approved by the Alliance Board of Directors. All members can serve on workgroup committees.

Founder – A founding member is a company committed to contributing to the direction of the Alliance and is entitled to one board seat while retaining the right to approve workgroup initiatives. Founding members participate in the appointment of the executive director.

Developer – Developer membership allows for workgroup voting and is intended for companies that produce for commercial benefit a product or service that incorporates Sedona technology. This product could be software or hardware.

Integrator – An integrator is an individual or company that either has a passive interest in the Sedona technology or is actively integrating systems, or specifying systems that incorporate Sedona technology.

Cost and Benefit of Annual Membership

Founding member US$3,000

  • Opportunity for one (1) board seat and ability to vote for executive director
  • Authorized to vote on changes to bylaws and Alliance procedures
  • Authorized to vote on approving workgroup initiatives
  • Opportunity to participate in workgroups and vote on initiatives
  • Permission to use Alliance logo on member’s promotional literature
  • Allowed logo placement on Alliance print material and website
  • 400-word description of member on Alliance website

Developer member US$1,500

  • Opportunity to participate in workgroups and vote on initiatives
  • Permission to use Alliance logo on member’s promotional literature
  • Allowed logo placement on Alliance print material and website
  • 400-word description of member on Alliance website

Integrator member US$400

  • Opportunity to participate in workgroups
  • 200-word description of member on Alliance website
  • Opportunity to recommend improvements to the Sedona technology

Board of Directors

The Alliance will be run by a Board of Directors assigned by founding member companies. An executive director shall be appointed or hired by the Board of Directors.

Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

Articles of Incorporation as a United States’ not-for-profit association along with appropriate bylaws have been created and only await execution.