Resolution The Open MPI Project as an associated project

Dimitri John Ledkov xnox at
Sun Oct 9 18:45:36 UTC 2016

This was meant to go into September meeting (originally proposed). At that
point, a clause suggesting what to do if the project becomes defunct was
requested. I am not expecting for Open MPI to become defunct anytime soon,
this is mostly guidance for the future SPI board. It is similar in spirit
how other projects left SPI - by transferring all outstanding assets to a
different or a new US 501(c)(3) charity.

I hope for the board to vote on this tomorrow =)


1. The Open MPI Project is a substantial and significant Free Software

2. The Open MPI Project developers would like SPI's support and
assistance, including taking donations.


1. The Open MPI Project is formally invited to become an SPI
Associated Project, according to the SPI Framework for Associated
Projects, SPI Resolution 1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a
copy of which can be found at

2. Ralph Castain <rhc at> is recognised by SPI as the
authoritative decision maker and SPI liaison for The Open MPI Project.
Successors will be appointed or elected by full members of the The
Open MPI Project <>.

3. If the last known SPI liaison for The Open MPI Project is missing
in action, and no new SPI liaison is appointed for two consecutive
years the associated project is deemed defunct. Defunct project's
assets may be transferred to a nominated US 501(c)(3) charity or to
the SPI general fund.

4. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is
approved by the SPI Board.


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