There are many opportunities for individuals and companies to get involved with the OCP community.
CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY
- Join a current project, read the specs, offer comments and suggestions on the specs, help shape the direction of a spec as it is developing.
- Feed ideas for new projects to the incubation committee.
- Test out a prototype design.
- Contribute a hardware or software prototype to a project.
To become a member of the Open Compute Project Foundation and participate in the projects, please complete the OCP Membership Agreement. Once you've done that, please pick the projects you are interested in and sign the OWF CLA for those projects. Now you're ready to engage with a current project on GitHub or suggest a new one to the incubation committee. We're setting up infrastructure to maximize efficient project communication, so stay tuned!
PARTICIPATE IN A SUMMIT
Moving forward, the Open Compute Project Foundation will host its large summits annually. Here are a few ways you can participate:
- If your company is interested in sponsoring an OCP Summit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to share upcoming opportunities.
- Attend a summit! The next OCP Summit will be held in the SF Bay Area in January of 2014. Stay tuned for more information.
- If you're interested in leading a technical workshop or presenting at a future summit, please contact email@example.com.
Engineering Workshops The Open Compute Project Foundation hosts a series of engineering workshops each year to build the community. Registration for these is capped at 100 attendees, as they are working sessions. The goals of the engineering workshops are:
- Increased community participation and stickiness.
- Increase the OCP technology portfolio; depth and breadth of specifications and charters.
- Drive the product-ionization of OCP’s specifications. A good example here is the Intel’s interconnect technology that enables Sipho.
- Solidify specification versioning pipeline, release process, naming conventions.
- Take into account/understand the suppliers needs and OCP partners needs; AMDs Roadrunner and the associated release and deployment is a good example here.
- Implementation of OCP’s legal framework (CLA’s, OWFa’s).
- Building out/addressing technologies for new sectors.
If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming engineering workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay Informed Join the OCP group on Facebook. Get on the mailing lists for the tracks that you're interested in and stay up to date with projects and foundation activities:
- For general information: lists.opencompute.org/mailman/listinfo/opencompute-all (Note: Subscribing to this list does not subscribe you to any of the project-specific lists below.)
- For compliance and interoperability: lists.opencompute.org/mailman/listinfo/opencompute-ci
- For data center design: lists.opencompute.org/mailman/listinfo/opencompute-datacenterdesign
- For hardware management: lists.opencompute.org/mailman/listinfo/opencompute-hardwaremngt
- For motherboards and servers: lists.opencompute.org/mailman/listinfo/opencompute-mobo
- For the Open Rack and power supplies: lists.opencompute.org/mailman/listinfo/opencompute-openrack
- For storage: lists.opencompute.org/mailman/listinfo/opencompute-storage
- For virtual I/O: lists.opencompute.org/mailman/listinfo/opencompute-virtualio