ECIS is an international non-profit association founded in 1989 that endeavours to promote a favourable environment for interoperable ICT solutions. It has actively represented its members regarding issues related to interoperability and competition before European, international and national fora, including the EU institutions and WIPO.

ECIS’ members include large and smaller information and communications technology hardware and software providers, namely IBM, Corel, Kolab Systems, McAfee, Opera, Oracle, RealNetworks, and Red Hat.

The association strives to promote market conditions in the ICT sector that ensure that there is vigorous competition on the merits and a diversity of consumer choice.

Any individual or organization may apply to be admitted as a member of ECIS. In order to be admitted as a member, the applicant must show that it shares ECIS’ philosophic views and aims, and that its conduct reflects this fact. Interested member candidates should contact the ECIS Secretariat at


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