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 === An Open Global Forum for Advanced Distributed Computing === === An Open Global Forum for Advanced Distributed Computing ===
  
-**OGF** is an open global community committed to driving the rapid evolution and adoption of advanced applied distributed computing, including cloud, grid and associated ​networking, ​storage and workflow methods. OGF is focused on developing and promoting innovative scalable techniques, applications and infrastructures to improve productivity in the enterprise and within the science ​community+**OGF** is an open global community committed to driving the rapid evolution and adoption of modern ​advanced applied distributed computing, including cloud, grid and associated storage, networking ​and workflow methods. OGF is focused on developing and promoting innovative scalable techniques, applications and infrastructures to improve productivity in the enterprise and within the international research, ​science ​and business communities
  
-OGF accomplishes its work through **open forums** that build the community, explore trends, share optimal approaches, document findings and consolidate these results where appropriate into standards. The output products that result from this process document and codify best practices and standards that provide the basis for some of the largest and most powerful operational computing infrastructure systems in the world.+OGF accomplishes its work through **open forums, interactions and events** that build the community, explore trends, share optimal approaches, document findings and consolidate these results where appropriate into standards. The output products that result from this process document and codify best practices and standards that provide the basis for some of the largest and most powerful operational computing infrastructure systems in the world.
  
-  * published ​[[documents/​|OGF Documents]]\\ +  * [[about:​|About OGF]] 
-  * documents in [[http://​redmine.ogf.org/​projects/​editor-pubcom/​boards|Public Comment]] ​+  * Published ​[[documents/​|OGF Documents]]\\ 
 +  * Current ​documents in [[http://​redmine.ogf.org/​projects/​editor-pubcom/​boards|Public Comment]]  
 +  * Overview of [[standards:​standards|OGF Standards]]
  
-OGF adheres to and endorses the [[http://​open-stand.org/​about-us/​affirmation/​|OpenStand principles]] for open standards development and is a signatory to the joint statement of affirmation of these principles.+**OGF is Open!** ​OGF adheres to and endorses the [[http://​open-stand.org/​about-us/​affirmation/​|OpenStand principles]] for open standards development and is a signatory to the joint statement of affirmation of these principles.
  
-OGF's significant output includes the [[http://​occi-wg.org|Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI)]] family of specifications,​ the [[https://​redmine.ogf.org/​projects/​nsi-wg|Network Service Infrastructure (NSI)]] and other associated advanced networking specifications,​ the [[http://​ogf.org/​dfdl|Data Format Description Language (DFDL)]] and related experience documents, [[https://​redmine.ogf.org/​projects/​ogsa-bes-wg|Basic Execution Services (BES)]], the [[https://​redmine.ogf.org/​projects/​jsdl-wg/​|Job Submission Definition Language (JSDL)]], the [[https://​github.com/​OGF-GLUE|Grid Laboratory Uniform Environment (GLUE)]] schema, the [[http://​www.ogf.org/​documents/​GFD.192.pdf|WS-Agreement (WSAG)]] and [[http://​www.ogf.org/​documents/​GFD.193.pdf|WS-Agrement Negotiation (WSAN)]] specifications for automated machine-readable service agreements, and a variety of other informational,​ experimental,​ community practice and standards-oriented recommendation documents and specifications.+===== Top News=====
  
-It is easy to get started in OGF by participating in community groups and working groups, attending OGF events, and joining as an individual member or organizational supporter. Membership is not required to participate in OGF events, groups or document production, but carries certain benefits that may make joining attractive.+=== New Leadership Team Announced! ===
  
-==== Top News====+Acting on recommendations from the Nominating Committee mentioned below and from the Grid Forum Steering Group, the OGF Board of Directors met June 30, 2015 and approved three new assignments:
  
-=== Nominating Committee In Progress ===+  * President: Alan Sill, Texas Tech University 
 +  * Vice President of Standards: Jens Jensen, STFC RAL 
 +  * Vice President of Community: Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer SCAI 
 + 
 +These positions and the roles of the operational leadership for OGF are described in our [[about:​operations|Officers]] page. 
 + 
 +Beyond the above appointments,​ a nominating committee (NomCom) remains in place as commissioned and initiated at the [[events:​ogf-40|OGF 40 meeting]]. It is currently cataloguing open leadership positions, OGF internal structure and needs and will report back to the OGF Board and operational leadership as needed to make recommendations for positions and candidates. A NomCom meeting and Standards Council / Grid Forum Steering Group meeting will be held in addition to the other events at each OGF in-person meeting as needed. For more information,​ please see the [[about:​nomcom|NomCom]] pages.
  
-A nominating committee (NomCom) was commissioned and initiated at the [[events:​ogf-40|OGF 40 meeting]] January 2014. It is currently cataloguing open leadership positions, OGF internal structure and needs and will report back to the OGF Board and operational leadership as needed to make recommendations for positions and candidates. A NomCom meeting and Standards Council / Grid Forum Steering Group meeting will be held in addition to the other events at [[events:​ogf-42|OGF 42 in London]]. For more information,​ please see the [[about:​nomcom|NomCom]] pages. 
 === Upcoming OGF Events === === Upcoming OGF Events ===
  
-Please see the [[events:​events|Upcoming OGF Events]] pages for full descriptions and details on upcoming meetings and events.+Please see the [[events:​events|Upcoming OGF Events]] pages for full descriptions and details on upcoming meetings ​and events, and check our [[calendar]] for ongoing activities ​and events. ​ ​Please [[contact]] us if you would like to see specific events listed in the calendar!
  
-In addition, we maintain Google calendars for [[https://​www.google.com/​calendar/​embed?​src=opengridforum%40gmail.com&​ctz=Europe/​London |OGF events]] ​and for  [[https://​www.google.com/​calendar/​embed?​src=lc4gqr2cr23kbvgcmgkete47qk%40group.calendar.google.com|Group Activities]] '​opengridforum@gmail.com'​ .+===== Output, Areas and Groups =====
  
-{{iCalEvents>​https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/opengridforum%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics#​from=today&​previewDays=365}} +OGF's significant output includes the [[http://​occi-wg.org|Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI)]] family of specifications,​ the [[https://redmine.ogf.org/projects/​nsi-wg|Network Service Interface (NSI)]] and other associated advanced networking specifications,​ the [[http://​ogf.org/​dfdl|Data Format Description Language (DFDL)]] and related experience documents, [[https://​redmine.ogf.org/​projects/​ogsa-bes-wg|Basic Execution Services (BES)]], the [[https://​redmine.ogf.org/​projects/​jsdl-wg/​|Job Submission Definition Language (JSDL)]], the [[https://github.com/OGF-GLUE|Grid Laboratory Uniform Environment (GLUE)]] schema, the [[https://redmine.ogf.org/​projects/​caops-wg|Certificate Authority Operations (CAOPS)]] working group and [[https://​redmine.ogf.org/​projects/​fedsec-cg|Federated Security]] community group supporting the [[http://​igtf.net|Interoperable Global Trust Federation (IGTF)]] for authentication and authorization profiles and protocols used in cloud and grid computing, the [[http://www.ogf.org/documents/GFD.192.pdf|WS-Agreement (WSAG)]] and [[http://www.ogf.org/​documents/​GFD.193.pdf|WS-Agreement Negotiation (WSAN)]] specifications for automated machine-readable service agreements, and [[http://ogf.org/​documents|a variety of other informational,​ experimental,​ community practice and standards-oriented recommendation documents and specifications]]. You can also read more about [[standards:​standards|OGF Documents and Standards here]].
-{{iCalEvents>​https://​www.google.com/calendar/ical/lc4gqr2cr23kbvgcmgkete47qk%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics#​from=today&​previewDays=30}}+
  
-===== Areas and Groups =====+It is easy to get started by participating in [[structure/​areas_and_groups|community groups ​and working groups]], attending [[events/​events|OGF events]], and [[members/​members|joining as an individual member or organizational supporter]]. Membership is **not required** to participate in OGF events, groups or document production, but carries [[members/​members|certain benefits]] including reduced-rate attendance at OGF-organized meetings that may make joining attractive.
  
-Explore ​the [[structure/​areas_and_groups|communities]] that accomplish the work of OGF.+Use these links to explore ​the [[structure/​areas_and_groups|communities]] that accomplish the work of OGF, or discover more [[about|About OGF]].
  
 ===== More ===== ===== More =====
  
-Check out the many [[documents:​documents|OGF Published Documents]],​ learn more about how OGF goes about [[about:​introduction|Delivering Value]] to the community and about [[members:​members|Membership in the Open Grid Forum]], and [[contact|Contact OGF]] to find out more on any question or topic.+Check out the many [[documents:​documents|OGF Published Documents]],​ learn more about how OGF goes about [[about:​introduction|Delivering Value]] to the community and about optional but valuable ​[[members:​members|Membership in the Open Grid Forum]], and [[contact|Contact OGF]] to find out more on any question or topic.
  
-You can also [[https://​twitter.com/​OGFStandards|follow @OGFStandards]] to keep up with news and events, publications and interact with us on Twitter.+You can also [[https://​twitter.com/​OpenGridForum|follow ​@OpenGridForum]] and/or [[https://​twitter.com/​OGFStandards|@OGFStandards]] to keep up with news and events, publications and interact with us on Twitter.