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1-Qualify

Download, run and pass the TCK

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2-Join

Become a member

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3-Agree

Execute the agreement

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4-Request

File a "Get Listed" request

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Promote your product

BENEFITS OF GETTING LISTED AS A COMPATIBLE PRODUCT

There are several benefits associated with completing the process to get listed on the Compatible Products page, including:

  • Customer Confidence: Provide your enterprise customers and prospects with the confidence that your product meets their quality, portability, and scalability requirements
  • Collaboration: Demonstrate your organization is collaborating with industry leaders to advance Sparkplug technologies
  • Brand Building: Strengthen your brand in partnership with EF and Sparkplug Working Group
  • Community support: Demonstrate your support for the Sparkplug community

The Sparkplug Compatibility Program aims to provide integrators and end-users with an easy way to procure devices and software products that are fully compatible with the Sparkplug specification.

If you are a technology provider, getting your products listed showcases your commitment to Sparkplug and makes you a participant in a thriving marketplace. If you are interested in featuring your product here, follow the steps below.

By joining the compatibility program, you will gain the confidence of current and future adopters of Sparkplug by proving your products meets stringent quality and interoperability requirements. In turn, this will build your brand and expand your market reach.

If you have any questions, please email sparkplug@eclipse.org.

For reference, get familiar with the Sparkplug Trademark Guidelines.

Download, Run and Pass the TCK

The first step to getting your products listed is to download the Sparkplug Technology Compatibility Kit (TCK) and use it to certify that your products comply with the specification.

The TCK is open-source and developed on GitHub. However, you must run your tests with a binary version of the TCK licensed under the Eclipse Foundation Technology Compatibility Kit License (TCK License) to submit a product listing request.

You will be able to download the TCK binaries from download.eclipse.org.

To claim compatibility with the Sparkplug specification, you must comply with the Eclipse Foundation TCK License.

Become a Member

Only members of the Eclipse Foundation and its Sparkplug working group can participate in the compatibility program.

Our membership prospectuses for the Foundation and working group highlight the benefits of being a member.

The two memberships are separate and require the payment of annual fees determined according to your organization’s worldwide revenue. Please refer to the following links to determine the fees applicable to your case.

Your organization must be a contributing or strategic member of the Foundation to participate in the program.

Fill out the online membership application form to get your membership request started. The process will require your organization to execute the following agreements:

Compatibility Trademark License Agreement

One of the main benefits of participation in the Sparkplug compatibility program is that you will be able to use the “Sparkplug Compatible” word mark and logo in your marketing activities related to your compatible products.

Beforehand, your organization needs to execute the Sparkplug Compatibility Trademark License Agreement, which governs the word mark and logo usage. Only Foundation and working group members can execute the agreement.

Execution of the agreement is mandatory for participation in the compatibility program.

SparkplugĀ®, Sparkplug Compatible and the Sparkplug Logo are trademarks of the Eclipse Foundation.

File a “Get Listed” Request

Once your organization is a member and has accepted the Trademark License Agreement, you can submit requests to get products listed on the compatible products page.

Listing requests will be managed through a public GitHub repository. You need to submit a separate request for every product you wish to see on the page.

To initiate a request, you need to create a GitHub issue against the repository using the “Sparkplug compatible product” issue template. Running the TCK against a product will produce a report file. You need to expose this file on the Internet and provide the URL in your listing request.

Requests need to be approved by a committer of the Sparkplug specification project. The committer will take a close look at the test results and testing environment to ascertain the accuracy of the listing request. Please allow at least two weeks for processing. When approved by a committer, the request will be transferred to a Foundation webmaster, who will add the product to the list of compatible products.

Promote Your Compatible Product

After a listing request is approved and the product is listed on the Sparkplug website, the only thing left to do is marketing. The Foundation publishes a Sparkplug Brand Usage Handbook that guides members to use the relevant trademarks.

Please note TCK results are valid only for a specific version of a product and of the Sparkplug specification. You will need to submit new listing requests if new versions of the Sparkplug specification are published or for every new major version of your product.

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