From OpenCompute
Revision as of 14:06, 27 January 2014 by Admin (talk | contribs) (Who can vote?)
Jump to: navigation, search

Current Elections

There are not current elections taking place.


The Open Compute Foundation’s [Board of Directors] charters the Open Compute Projects, appoints the initial Project Committee chairs (PCC) (or project leads) as well as approves the specifications that are accepted into the Open Compute Project (OCP).

As our community has grown, it is now time to put into place a standard by which the project communities begin to govern themselves with oversight from the OCP Foundation’s Board and guidance from the its Community Manager.

As we prepare for 2014 and a more open and transparent relationship and since we have had our first appointed PCC or Project Lead announce his resignation now is a great time to begin our election process.


Project Leads

PCC/Project Leads will be elected for a term of six (6) months.

* January through June
* July through December

Incubation Committee

The Chair and Vice Chair positions on the IC will continue to be appointed positions. The OCP Foundation Board will appointed these positions and are excluded from the 2.5 person limit to leadership roles.

The remaining 7 seats will be elected positions for 1 year terms

  • April through March

Who is eligible?

Project Leads

Anyone who is a member of the project can be nominated to be on the election ballet.

To be a member of a project you must create an individual membership profile on the website.


Your organization must be an organizational member with voting rights. [need to add link to Tiered membership}

How does nominations work?

Anyone on the project can nominate themselves or someone else on the project for inclusion on the ballot.When the nomination phase opens up a webform link will be included. Just open the link and answer the questions. The webform will not be available until that phase of the election is open.

Who can vote?

Project Leads

Anyone who is a member of the project along with the OCP Board.

To be considered a member of the project you must create a profile and sign the membership agreement.

You can login using your open ID or by creating a new profile. The email you use on your profile is the one your voting key will be sent to. Please make sure to keep your profile email up to date.

If your organization is already an OCP member then please sign the individual membership agreement and build your profile using your organizational email address.

Your profile must be created one week prior to the election.

To create your profile go to:


To vote in an IC election your company must be a [inset membership levels].

Based on your companies membership level you will be given a number of voting keys per company. [need to add the break down]. Names and email address of those individual who can vote must be added to the list one week prior to any election.

Those voting must also create a membership profile. Please note that the company membership takes priority over the individual one.

Special Circumstances

In the event a PCC/Project Lead resigns from their position prior to the end of the term, that individual, if possible should give the Amber Graner the names of two people that would be interested in leading the project in the interim period. The project community will vote on the interim project lead.

* Storage Project Special Elections

Past Elections

* January - June 2014 - Project Lead elections -

Upcoming Election Timelines

IC Elections

April 2014 - March 2015 - Elections

- 10 Feb 2014 - Call for Nominations Starts
- 24 Feb 2014 - Call for Nominations Ends
- 25 Feb 2014 - Publish list 
- 26 Feb 2014 - Testimonial Phase Starts
- 10 Mar 2014 - Testimonial Phase Ends
- 11 Mar 2014 - Voting Phase Begins
- 25 Mar 2014 - Voting Phase Ends
- 27 Mar 2014 - New IC Announced

Project Leads

July - Dec 2014 - Elections

- 5 May 2014 - Call for Nominations Starts
- 16 May 2014 - Call for Nominations Ends
- 20 May 2014 - Publish list 
- 21 May 2014 -  Testimonial Phase Starts
- 30 May 2014 - Testimonial Phase Ends
- 3 June 2014  - Voting Phase Begins
- 13 June 2014 - Voting Phase Ends
- 16 June 2014 - New Leads Announced

Jan - Jun 2015 - Election

- 1 Dec 2014 - Call for Nominations Starts
- 15 Dec 2014 - Call for Nominations Ends
- 16 Dec 2014 - Publish list 
- 17 Dec 2014 -  Testimonial Phase Starts
- 31 Dec 2014 - Testimonial Phase Ends
- 2 Jan 2015  - Voting Phase Begins
- 16 Jan 2015 - Voting Phase Ends
- 19 Jan 2015 - New Leads Announced

Voting Tool: Condercet Internet Voting Service (CIVS)

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 can be found at: