Upcoming IC elections - Call for nominations to serve on the OCP Incubation Committee

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 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 PST on 4 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 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


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 5 July 2017, the 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

Publish List of Eligible Nominees to Wiki and Website

5 July

Voting Phase Starts

19 July

Voting Phase Ends

24 July

New IC Announced


If you have any questions please contact Michael Schill