Call for nominations - OCP Incubation Committee 2014-2015 Term

Update:  The timelines and eligibilty requiments have been updated.

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation is pleased to announce the call for nominations to serve on the 2014-2015 OCP Incubation Committee (IC). There are seven seats available for the OCP IC 2014-2015 term.

These seven seat correspond with the OCP Projects: 

  • Certification and Interoperability
  • Data Center
  • Hardware Management
  • Networking
  • Open Rack
  • Server
  • Storage


By participating as a member of the OCP IC you will be responsible for reviewing all contributions that are submitted to the OCP Foundation. You will work with both the project leads and the contributor to make sure all contributions are a fit for the goals and missions of the OCP Foundation.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the OCP Foundation and it’s community while advancing the mission and goals of the Foundation.

Nomination Process


  • Individual must belong to an OCP Silver, Gold or Platinum Corporate Member organization.
  • If individual is participating on own then said individual must show sustained contribution and must be approved by the OCP Foundation as individual OCP Community Thought Leader.


  • Silver Members can hold no more than 1 leadership position at any given point in time.
  • Gold Members can hold no more than 2 leadership positions at any given point in time.
  • Platinum Members can hold no more than 3 leadership positions at any given point in time.
  • No one person can hold more than one leadership position at any given point in time.

  (If an organizational member is nominated and this nomination would cause the organization to go over its membership level limit then that individual and organization will be contacted prior to the names being released)

Call for nominations ends at 11:59pm UTC on 28 March 2014.


Only submissions added to this webform will be accepted.  No personal emails will be accepted as eligible submissions. As the nominations are reviewed, nominees will be contacted by the OCP Community Manager make sure they would like to accept the nomination and to provide a short bio.

To nominate yourself or someone click here.

IC Positions

As noted above there are seven seats available on the IC.  To understand what is required of these positions please take a moment to review the roles and responsibilities of these positions.

  • Help shape new projects
    • Provide guidance and feedback to incubated projects
    • Proactively provide lightweight feedback
    • Ensure OCP principles are embodied in specifications
    • Ensure specifications contribute meaningful value
  • Vote on new specifications
  • Work with and encourage project chairs to bring new specs to IC
  • Ensure proper functionality of the IC
  • Participate in IC meetings (every six weeks)


Testimonial Phase

Eligibility: Any community member can add a positive endorsement to any nominee. During this phase of the election each nominee will have a page on the website which will include a picture, a bio and information on why they want to sit on the IC. This page is where the community will be allowed to endorse each nominee. While only Gold and Platinum members can vote on the nominees the testimonial phase is open to any member of the community. (Please note all comments will be moderated and only positive endorsements will be allowed. Any negative comments will be deleted.)

Voting Process

Eligibility: Only Gold and Platinum OCP Corporate Members and the OCP Foundation Board will be eligible to vote. Gold Members will be given 2 voting keys and Platinum Members will be given 3 voting keys.  Between now and 11 April 2014, the OCP Community Manager will be contacting the point of contact for each Gold and Platinum member to determine who from each organization will be sent keys.  Each key is tied to an email address and can not be shared.  




10 March

Call for Nominations Opens

28 March

Call for Nominations Closes

31 March

Publish List of Eligible Nominees to Wiki and Website

31 March 

Testimonial Phase Starts

10 April

Testimonial Phase Ends

11 April

Voting Phase Starts

25 April

Voting Phase Ends

28 April

New IC Announced


If you have any questions please contact Amber Graner.