Organizations and Programs

To speed development and deployment, the Marlin Founder’s created the following entities and programs:

The Marlin Developer Community (MDC) is the innovation engine. It continues to build on existing Marlin technologies in an open community. By encouraging developers to participate, the specifications are more robust, targeted, and secure. The MDC publishes the Marlin specifications and participating developers review, provide updates, and enhance these specifications. This openness enables any member of the community to contribute to code. Best practices for deployment emerge with professionally developed source code.

The Marlin Partner Program (MPP) is a solutions development program that is part of the MDC. It is designed to grow the Marlin ecosystem. Device manufacturers, service providers, and content owners can use these flexible, interoperable solutions built by Marlin partners to integrate DRM functionality into their products and services.

The Marlin Trust Management Organization (MTMO) is the neutral enforcer. It is the operational entity that grants commercial licenses to deploy Marlin-based devices or services. The MTMO maintains the root key structure for Marlin implementations. It ensures that implementations are tested, secure, and commercially-ready. It also ensures all Marlin parties conform to appropriate standards and can interoperate.