- The organization must present a public website with goals and mission statement indicating a non-profit, open, collaborative nature, preferably with .org domain suffix. Examples include foundations, consortiums, development communities, user communities, etc.
- The organization must be a technical organization, with emphasis on open source software and hardware
- The organization must be engaged in sufficient marketing and promotional efforts, including online and social media. The organization must be able to incorporate Akraino web links, material, and blueprint documentation in substantial, appropriate, and prominent manner
- The organization may be associated with academic institutions
- The organization may have sponsor companies
- The organization must demonstrate support, or an acceptable plan of support, for a range of CPU types, including but not limited to x86, Arm, RISC, SoC (e.g. FPGA with CPU cores)
- The organization may provide working area(s), including WiFi or other Internet capable of online video/audio collaboration. Server and other development hardware resources are preferred but not required
- The organization must agree to comply with Linux Foundation, US legal, Open Policy , Vendor Neutrality, and other rules and Operational Procedures as listed on the Akraino Regional Communities page