OMA3 was formed for the purpose described in its Articles of Association. OMA3 members are committed to fostering open competition in the development and sales of offerings related to OMA3 specifications. OMA3 recognizes that it must not be a means for its members to reach unlawful agreements regarding pricing, terms of sale, customers or markets or engage in other anticompetitive behavior.
OMA3’s policy, therefore, is to take all appropriate measures to comply with competition (or in the US, antitrust) laws, and OMA3 requires the same from its members in all matters relating to their participation in OMA3 activities, including when acting on behalf of OMA3. It is each OMA3 member’s responsibility to obtain appropriate legal counsel regarding their conduct in OMA3 and compliance with applicable competition or antitrust laws and regulations.
OMA3 members understand that in certain lines of business they may be direct competitors and that it is imperative that they and their representatives comply with all applicable competition or antitrust laws. In particular, in relation to activities of OMA3, OMA3 members:
OMA3 supports open collaboration and is not intended to, and may not, play any role in the competitive decisions of members, or in any way restrict or interfere with competition in industries or other specifications. Neither participation in OMA3 nor OMA3’s approval or release of a specification shall exclude any member or non-member from using any specification, or require any OMA3 member to use or implement the specification, or preclude any member from developing or employing additional, competing or alternative products, specifications or implementations, or foreclose any member from taking a different course of action should any member so desire. Any implementation of the specifications released by OMA3 shall be voluntary.