The OJBC offers a range of justice information-sharing capabilities, which jurisdictions can customize, deploy, and exploit:
Open source licensing of the Open Justice Broker technology accomplishes four important goals:
The core Open Justice Broker functionality is licensed as open source (Reciprocal Public License–1.5). Users—whether or not they are members of the OJB Consortium—become licensees, with the following rights, privileges, and obligations:*
*consult the license text for full details of licensee rights, privileges, and obligations
Licensees do not have to become members of the OJB Consortium to access OJB source code—but membership conveys additional valuable benefits. Learn more
All Consortium member levels include attendance at an annual OJB Implementers Conference that will offer hands-on training opportunities, collaboration opportunities, and networking. The next conference is being planned for Spring 2016. We will post details to the OJBC News blog and User mailing list when they are available.
The community of OJB users—whether members of the consortium or not—can communicate with other users and OJBC staff via:
Note: The User and Developer mailing lists require you to submit a “request to join” using your regular or gmail email address. Upon approval by OJBC, you will be able to access, read, and post to the list.
All Consortium Membership levels include varying levels of support from Consortium staff to assist members’ implementation of the OJB. For Full and Support members, this can include detailed on-site or remote assistance and/or development work. Details on support levels are on our Membership page.