If your company develops, uses or depends on software in any way, joining ESOMA gives you access to valuable information, contacts, and materials. ESOMA fights for your firm's right to do business freely in an open and fair IT market.
If you are a self-employed professional in any IT or IT-related field, joining ESOMA gives you access to a large network of influential people, and is an effective way to improve your professional standing. We fight for your right to a secure future in IT.
If you are an active FFII member, or a researcher in the field of IP law, European constitutional issues, or any IT-related field, you may qualify for free ESOMA membership as part of our research network. ESOMA researchers do what they enjoy, and are compensated for it.
Paying a membership fee confers contributing (non-voting) member status. Effective (voting) members must be inviduals, and are selected by the General Assembly on a case-by-case basis. Many trade associations are taken over by special interests. Esoma has, in its founding statutes, safeguards against this.