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Even if you're not ready for membership, you can still take part in the standards development process. Many working groups using the Individual Process welcome the participation of non-members. You can contribute your ideas and help to create the standard. You can even make use of our myProject™ system.
However, you will be unable to actually ballot on the standard or hold any type of leadership role in the working group until you become a member.