OCP Project Lead Elections: Voting Phase Begins

The voting phase for the 2014-2015 Project Lead elections will start on 7 August and remain open until 21 August.

Of the 8 OCP Projects only the HPC Project will require a vote.  The two candidates for this seat are:


The winner of this vote will join the following nominees to make up the 2014-2015 Project Leads Group.

    • C&I - YF Juan (ITRI)
    • Data Center - Jason Schafer (Prompt Critical Group)
    • Hardware Management - Co-leads - Rajeev Agrawala (Goldman Sachs) and Badriddine Khessib (Microsoft)
    • Networking - Co-leads - Omar Baldonado (Facebook) and Carlos Cardenas (UTSA)
    • Open Rack - Co-leads - Co-leads - Steve Mills (Facebook) and Brian Obernesser (Fidelity)
    • Server - Co-leads - Mark Shaw (Microsoft) and John Stuewe (Dell)
    • Storage - Asghar Riahi (Seagate)


One of the most important volunteer roles we have in the OCP community is that of the Project Lead and we thank all the past, current and future project leads for their willingness to encourage, empower, and inspire the OCP project communities to communicate, collaborate and contribute!

Who is eligible to vote?

Any OCP member (individual or corporate) who has created a profile on the website can vote.  By creating a profile on the website you are signing the individual membership agreement. If you belong to a corporate member organization please use your organizational email address. Please note that your corporate organizational membership will take precedence over the individual one. No one organization can have more than 10% of the total vote. If an organization has more than 10% it will be notified and the point of contact for that organization will be asked to choose who from the list will be sent keys.  Anyone not receiving a key will be sent an explanation as to why.

How do I vote?

OCP Community Manager, Amber Graner, will pull the list of eligible emails no later than noon (Central Time) on 7 August.  Once the list is pulled no other voters can be added to the list. Voters will receive an email which will guide them through how to vote.  

What is the voting tool that is used?

We use the Condercet Internet Voting Service (CIVS) which was developed by Cornell University. CIVS is a free Internet voting service that makes it easy to conduct polls. Each voter ranks a set of possible choices. Individual voter rankings are combined into an anonymous overall ranking of the choices.

More information about our governance process can be found here.

Again, the Foundation would like to thank all of those who have been nominated.  None of our successes would be possible without the support and participation of you and your organizations.

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