OCP Incubation Committee Elections - Nomination Period Extended!

The Open Compute Project Foundation is extending the Nomination Period for the 2017 Incubation Committee Elections.

The Nomination Period will now extend until 11:59pm PST on July 19th, 2017.

To nominate yourself or someone else click here.

Updated Timeline



14 June

Call for Nominations/Testimonial Opens

19 July

Call for Nominations/Testimonial Closes

21 July

Publish List of Eligible Nominees to Wiki and Website

24 July

Voting Phase Starts

11 August

Voting Phase Ends

14 August

New IC Announced

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation is pleased to announce the call for nominations to serve on the OCP Incubation Committee (IC). There are nine seats available for the OCP Incubation Committee. These nine seats correspond with the nine OCP Projects:

  • Compliance and Interoperability

  • Data Center

  • Hardware Management

  • HPC

  • Networking

  • Rack & Power

  • Server

  • Storage

  • Telco

Please note that the OCP Incubation Committee Chair and Vice-Chair are not elected positions. They are appointed by the OCP Board of Directors

Since the Open Compute Project Foundation is not a pay to play organization, the OCP Project Leads, Incubation Committee and other elected positions play an integral part in our mission, and will help to shape the future of the Foundation.

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 its 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 an individual is participating on their own then said individual must show sustained contribution and must be approved by the OCP Foundation as an 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 PST on 19 July 2017.


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 OCP staff to make sure they would like to accept the nomination and to provide a short bio/headshot for their testimonial page.

To nominate yourself or someone else click here.

IC Positions

As noted above there are nine 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.

  • Attend all the IC meetings (every 6 weeks, most are dial-in meetings, but a few will be in person).

  • Attend the bi-annual leadership sprints (travel required, OCP does not typically reimburse for travel expenses)

  • Review and provide feedback on all contributions within the allocated timeline (usually 1 week)

  • Cast a vote on all submissions by the stated deadline

  • Receive support from the operations specialist

  • Regularly attend the monthly project call for your assigned project

  • Set yearly goals for the project and review progress to goals with the PL and community, take necessary corrective action to meet those goals

  • Ensure OCP principles are embodied in specifications

  • Ensure specifications contribute meaningful value

  • Help shape new projects

  • Oversee one of the OCP chartered projects:

  • Assure PL is engaged with the community

  • Assure PL is holding monthly project meetings with agenda provided beforehand and notes provided afterwards

  • Plan regular engineering workshops

  • Keep the project charter current and make changes as necessary

Voting Process

Eligibility: Only Silver, Gold and Platinum OCP Corporate Members and the OCP Foundation Board of Directors will be eligible to vote. Silver Members will be given 1 voting key, Gold Members will be given 2 voting keys and Platinum Members will be given 3 voting keys.  Between now and 19 July 2017, the OCP staff will be contacting the point of contact for each Silver, Gold and Platinum member to determine who from each organization will be sent keys. Each key is tied to an email address and cannot be shared.  

If you have any questions please contact Michael Schill