The Open Compute Foundation’s [Board of Directors] approves the formation of the Open Compute Projects, reviews the charters for each project and can appoint the initial Project Leads and the initial Incubation Committee (IC) Representative.
The OCP Community requires a standard by which the project communities can govern themselves with oversight from the OCP Foundation and its employees.
Project Leads and the Incubation Committee Representatives are elected by the community for a period of 2 years.
Project Leads will be elected for a term of two years.
Current Term is August 2016 to August 2018.
The Chair and Vice Chair positions on the IC are appointed positions. The OCP Foundation Board will appoint these positions and are excluded from leadership limits.
IC Representatives will be elected for a term of two years.
Current Term is August 2017 to August 2019.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible to serve as a project lead or IC representative the following must apply:
All OCP Corporate Members are eligible to nominate someone from their organization to become an OCP Project Lead.
Community Level Corporate Members are eligible to nominate someone from their organization if their organization has made a contribution to OCP.
Incubation Committee Representative
An individual nominated to become an IC Representative must belong to a Silver, Gold or Platinum Level Member.
- No one person can hold more than one leadership position at any given point in time regardless of membership level.
- Organizations can only hold one seat at a time on each individual governing body.
Typically the nomination phase opens 6 weeks prior to the expiration of term.
A blog post will be published on the OCP Website when the nomination phase opens. In that post a webform link will be included. To nominate someone for a position, open the link and answer the questions. The webform will not be available until that phase of the election is open.
Project Lead Elections
To vote for a project lead individuals must belong to an OCP Corporate Tiered Member company. Foundation Employees and OCP Board of Directors are also eligible to vote for the Project Leads.
Incubation Committee Elections
To vote in an IC election an organization must be a Silver, Gold or Platinum Member.
Based on the organization's corporate membership level it will be given a set number of voting keys. The members organization will determine which individuals the keys will be sent to. The Foundation will reach out to the point of contact listed on its membership agreement to confirm who will be sent the voting keys. Silver members will receive 1 key; Gold members will receive 2 keys; Platinum members will receive 3 keys.
More information on the voting process for the IC can be found at: http://www.opencompute.org/wiki/Governance/ICVoting
If an OCP project lead or IC representative resigns from their position prior to the end of the term or if they can no longer fulfill their duties then organization that the project lead or IC representative belongs to can put a name or names forward to replace the person who is stepping down. The IC will then vote to accept or reject this replacement. If the IC accepts the replacement or picks the replacement from a group of names put forward there will be no special election and the replacement will hold the seat until the next election whichever is shorter. If the IC rejects the replacement then a special election will be called.
Upcoming Election Timelines
Regular Election - Summer 2018
Nomination Process to begin June, 2018
Voting Process to begin July, 2018
Project Leads to be announced August, 2018
Incubation Committee Representatives
Regular Election - Summer 2019
Nomination Process to begin June, 2019
Voting Process to begin July, 2019
IC Representatives to be announced August, 2019