OCP Incubation Committee Elections - Call for Nominations!

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation is pleased to announce the call for nominations to serve as an Incubation Committee representative for the 2019-2021 term. There are currently 8 seats up for election.

  • Data Center Facility

  • Hardware Management

  • HPC

  • Networking

  • Rack & Power

  • Server

  • Storage

  • Telco

Please note that the OCP Incubation Committee Co-Chairs are appointed by the OCP Board of Directors and are not elected positions.

By participating as a member of the OCP IC you are responsible for reviewing all contributions that are submitted to the OCP Foundation. IC representatives work with both the project leads and OCP contributors 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 member organization.

  • If individual is participating on 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).

The call for nominations period will end at 11:59pm PST on 5 July 2019.


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.

IC Positions

As noted above there are currently eight 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 4-6 weeks, remote)

  • 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

  • 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 tenets are embodied in specifications

  • Ensure specifications contribute meaningful value

  • Help shape new projects

  • Assure PL is engaged with the community

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

  • Help to plan regular engineering workshops

  • Keep the project charter current and make changes as necessary

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 5 July 2019, OCP staff 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.  




14 June

Call for Nominations/Testimonial Opens

5 July

Call for Nominations/Testimonial Closes

5 July

Voting Phase Starts

19 July

Voting Phase Ends

24 July

New IC Announced


If you have any questions please contact Michael Schill