IOPS is open for anyone wishing to join who shares the goals, values and visionary commitments of the organization.
Currently, IOPS is at a creation stage. Everything about the organization is interim, pending alteration and ratification at a future convention.
The approach being taken is bottom up, and very flexible. The site, and the organizational descriptions above, also all interim, came from a process of discussion and debate, and then a major poll with thousands of respondents ratifying the materials.
We can guess with confidence, however, that decisions will in time be taken regarding flexible and sliding membership dues, diverse rights and responsibilities, and other organizational issues , all at a founding conference by interim members who are organized into chapters.
To become an interim member, you can sign up on the site. If a branch/chapter already exists in your area you will join it. If none exists yet then one will be created when you join.