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FINAL DRAFT - TO GO INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1ST, 2016

Terminology

  • Spec -- The “on paper” specification. May include a BoM, mechanical files, board files, add on cards, firmware, each of which increase specificity.
  • Device -- The original or “reference” implementation of the spec, or a secondary implementation. If secondary, could follow a spec precisely, or be a derivative of the spec
  • Implementation -- Amongst particular devices, there may still be differences (e.g. different wire runs in the board, different chip placement, etc), even if they follow the general spec. The higher the specificity in the spec (items like board files and BoMs are examples of things that increase specificity), the greater the odds that any given implementation will vary from it.

OCP INSPIRED Product

All OCP Inspired products must adhere to the following criteria, which are subject to Foundation staff, Incubation Committee leadership, and relevant Project Lead. A product may called OCP INSPIRED when the following two groups of criteria are met:

OCP INSPIRED GROUP 1 CRITERIA

The Product MUST meet at least one (1) of the three (3) the following criteria:

(1) The Product MUST fit into a 19 inch rack and be related to Open Compute or Open Rack. If a component (e.g. adapter, memory, processor, disk, etc.), it MUST fit inside a device designed for either of those racks.

(2) The spec associated with the Product MUST be submitted AND acknowledged by the following individuals:

  • An Open Compute Foundation Staff member
  • The Chair or Vice Chair of the IC
  • The Relevant Project Lead(s) -- (e.g. Server Project Lead(s) for servers, Storage Project Lead(s) for Storage).

(3) The Product must have one of the following licenses assigned, with proof of assignment provided to and acknowledged by the Open Compute Foundation:

  • OWF (Open Web Foundation)
  • OCPHL-P (Open Compute Project Hardware License - Permissive)
  • OCPHL-R (Open Compute Project hardware License - Reciprocal)

OCP INSPIRED GROUP 2 CRITERIA

The Product MUST be associated with IT computing, and/or networking, and/or storage. This association is determined at the discretion of an Open Compute Foundation Staff Member or representative.

AND

The Product MUST be manufactured (that is, at least one physically available version of it must exist, even if just a prototype or engineering sample).

OCP ACCEPTED Product

All OCP Accepted products must aligned to a prior Incubation Committee approved specification (aka SPECIFICATION) that has been submitted to the Incubation Committee and been approved by vote of the Incubation Committee.

Products making the claim of compliance with an approved specification SHALL at a minimum, follow all requirements defined as mandatory by the use of the following keywords in that specification: SHALL - MUST - WILL - REQUIRED. Such products may also provide recommended features associated with the keyword “SHOULD” and permitted features associated with the keyword “MAY”. A product may called OCP ACCEPTED when the following two groups of criteria are met:

OCP ACCEPTED GROUP 1 CRITERIA:

ALL (6) of the following criteria are:

  • MUST be a product that has been manufactured
  • MUST be available for purchase by any member company within 120 days of receiving OCP ACCEPTED recognition. This will be subject to audit, approval, and, if approval is not met, revocation of OCP ACCEPTED status, by OCP Foundation Staff.
  • MUST meet all criteria in the SPECIFICATION described as “SHALL” or “MUST” or “WILL” or “REQUIRED”. NO exceptions are allowed.
  • The submitter has completed a self-assessment AND attests that EACH SKU (orderable part number) meets the criteria.
  • Submitter / Requestor has sent the self-assessment documentation to the Foundation.
  • Submitter HAS provided the Foundation with the list of SKUs and orderable part numbers, and the documentation necessary for a re-assessment to be completed by the Foundation lab director or a 3rd Party designee, and the Foundation Staff. Acceptable documentation can be links to public information or documentation sent to the foundation. It is the submitter’s responsibility to provide ALL the documentation to prove that specification criteria is met.

OCP ACCEPTED GROUP 2 CRITERIA:

  • After a product has met OCP ACCEPTED GROUP 1 criteria, the OCP Foundation will list the SKUs and orderable part numbers, published on the OCP web portal.

Upon publication on the OCP web portal, the Submitter may use the term “OCP ACCEPTED” per OCP terms and conditions.

OCP ACCEPTED NOTES

If a product does NOT meet the criteria in the SPECIFICATION described as “SHALL” or “MUST”, the submitter is encouraged to contact the original SPECIFICATION author(s) with a list of differences and non-compliance. The author(s) MAY create a modification or revision to the SPECIFICATION that would allow the submitter’s product to be reconsidered. Alternatively, the submitter may author their own specification, get it approved by the relevant Project Groups and Incubation Committee, and submit for OCP ACCEPTED recognition against this new specification.