Rack & Power Project - Call For Nominations to Serve as Interim Co-Lead

The Open Compute Project Foundation would like to announce a call for nominations to serve as an interim co-lead for the Rack & Power project. Current co-lead Steve Mills (Facebook) has been elected to serve as the Rack & Power Incubation Committee Representative for the 2019-2021 term. As such, his position as co-lead is now open. Once elected, the new co-lead will serve alongside Caleb Lusk (Rittal) for the duration of the 2018-2020 term.

Starting today, August 19th through September 2nd, 2019, OCP will begin accepting nominations for this position.

If you or someone you know would like to run this co-lead position please fill out this webform.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Leadership of an OCP project is, by far, one of the most important volunteer roles within the OCP ecosystem.

The role of an OCP Project Lead includes (but not limited to):

  • Facilitate discussions, both online and in-person, that empower and encourage project participants to communicate, collaborate, and contribute to OCP in an open and transparent manner;

  • support the direction of the Foundation by effectively communicating those goals to their projects through the OCP mailing lists, monthly calls, OCP events and various other tools;

  • drive communication between their projects and the Foundation;

  • work closely with the Foundation to grow the reach of their respective projects and that of the OCP ecosystem;

  • focus on the needs of the project participants, the project goals, and the OCP Foundation’s goals and philosophies. In addition the Project Leads must be able to infuse their project with the following traits:

  • strong community leadership

  • world wide collaboration

  • inclusive vs exclusive approach

  • technical excellence

  • focus on innovation


September 2019 - Summer 2020


To be considered eligible to run in this election nominees must belong to an OCP Tiered Member organization*.  Some restrictions apply.


Nominees may be self-nominated or can be nominated by another individual. All nominees must belong to an OCP Tiered Member organization. Co-leadership is encouraged and for some nominees may be required. Membership status will be verified and if any issues are found with the nominee's eligibility an email will be sent prior to the testimonial phase.

To nominate someone for the position of OCP Project Lead please use this webform   


To be eligible to vote for a project lead in this election individuals must belong to an OCP Tiered Member organization. Foundation Employees and OCP Board of Directors are also eligible to vote for the Project co-lead.

If you belong to a member organization then please use your organizational email address on the voting form - this email will be used to validate your vote!

Election Timeline:

  • August 19th - Call for Nominations Starts

  • September 2nd - Call for Nominations Ends

  • September 2nd - Publish list of Nominees

  • September 4th - Voting Phase Begins

  • September 18th - Voting Phase Ends

  • September 19th - Interim co-lead announced

Restrictions and Limitations:

  • To be eligible for nomination candidates must belong to an organization that is an OCP Community*, Silver, Gold or Platinum Member.

  • All nominations must be added to the webform no later than September 2nd, 2019


If you have any questions about this election please email elections@opencompute.org, archna@opencompute.org, or michael@opencompute.org.

If you have any questions about the status of your OCP membership please email membership@opencompute.org.

More information about this election can be found at: http://www.opencompute.org/wiki/Governance

*Community level members may run for a project co-lead position if their organization has made a contribution during the current term (subject to approval by OCP staff).