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Voting for the IC Begins!

Monday, June 09, 2014 · Posted by at 7:05 AM

Hey OCPers!

Voting Phase in the IC elections begins today. In order to participate in this phase of the election your organization must be an OCP Silver, Gold or Platinum Corporate Member. 

Silver Members will get 1 voting key, Gold Members will be given 2 voting keys and Platinum Member organization will be given 3 voting keys.  These “keys” are tied to individual email addresses and can not be transferred.

We have seven seats on the Incubation Committee (IC) that are available for this election cycle.  Only 2 seats will require a vote.  Those seats are Networking and Hardware Management. That means that individuals who are given the keys to vote will only be voting for those 2 seats.

Seats that require a vote and their candidates:

Hardware Management




The winners of this election will be joining the following IC members:


Between today and June 20th keys will be sent to those individuals within the organizations who qualify. If you believe you or your organization should have received an email asking who the voting keys should be sent to and have not please email us.

You can find out more information about the IC election process on the OCP wiki.

The new IC will be announced on 23 June. Once again we extend a HUGE thank you to the commitment and dedication of all the nominees and members of our community!!



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Cole Crawford
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Tiered Membership Rollout Status

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 · Posted by at 11:15 AM

Hello OCP Community!

We’ve received some great feedback on the Open Compute’s tiered membership program. We’ve also received a couple of questions. so I wanted to take a minute to address those now.

As you probably already know we designed this project in almost the complete opposite way from most other non profit Foundations and this is, in our opinion, the right way to do it.  We want to reward contributions that come from time and intellectual property more than the money our community donates. This is why when you contribute time and IP the OCP Gold membership is less expensive than Silver and Platinum is less expensive than Gold.

In our world the community project leads are the most critical as they are the touchpoint and the guides and gatekeepers into the various technology verticals the Foundation governs.

We are in the final stages of rolling out Tiered Membership and while the IC nomination phase has passed the Project Lead nominations are coming up and we want you to be able to run, nominate and vote for those that will carry the torch forward.  Keep in mind that you MUST be a Silver, Gold, or Platinum to vote for the IC and you must be a signed as a member either individual or corporate member and have a profile on the website to vote in the project lead elections.  More information on how to register an account can be found here.

The above being said we are extending the voting phase of the IC elections until Friday 27 June and we will announce the new IC on 30 June.

We have documented the benefits of membership here and as always don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Looking forward to seeing everyone in the Fall @ OCP EU Summit!


Keep Hacking,

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Cole Crawford
Executive Director

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Announcing the Newly Elected OCP Incubation Committee

Monday, June 30, 2014 · Posted by at 5:09 AM

The Foundation would like to express a sincere thank you to all those members of the OCP Incubation Committee (IC) who were appointed by the Foundation Board of Directors and served on the IC from it’s inception.  These early pioneers and supporters of the project have built the groundwork for how we review and adopt all the amazing contributions our community gives us.

Our thanks and appreciation also go to all those who participated by running for an IC seat. This election is another important milestone in the transition to a peer elected leadership format which is a core tenant of the Open Compute Project.

There were seven OCP IC seats open for this round of elections. The Chair and Vice-Chair positions remain appointed by the board.  Only 2 of the 7 seats required a vote for this election: Hardware Management and Networking.  The results of those votes were as follows:


Chilung Wang will replace Stephen Rousset


Kushagra Vaid will replace Lakshmi Mandyam

Please join the Foundation in welcoming the 2014-2015 OCP IC Members.


The IC meets every six weeks to review and vote on new contributions to the Foundation. It helps shape new projects by working closely with the OCP Project Chairs to provide guidance and feedback on all hardware and software contributions to the Foundation.

Upcoming elections - Project Leads

On July 7th we will open up the nomination phase for the Project Leads.  If you or your organization are interested in participating in this election and want to know more about Tiered Membership or the election process, please let us know.

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