Opencast Community

The Opencast Project thrives off of community engagement, sharing and contributions. It’s a community of institutions, individuals, and corporate organizations interested in open media for learning. Opencast was created to solve the need identified with academic institutions to run an affordable, flexible and enterprise-ready video management systems, and has grown into a robust community of innovators worldwide.

Stay Informed

These are the official mailing lists of the Opencast Community. If you are seeking support for running Opencast, we would recommend to subscribe to the matterhorn-users list. If you are interested in general announcements, the community list is probably the list that you would like to join.


Opencast Community

community@opencast.org

  • For anyone wanting to engage in general discussion around open, scalable, and sustainable podcast/webcast solutions and best practices for higher education
  • For anyone interested in receiving updates on the Opencast project
  • Highly recommended for all Opencast Development Team members

Opencast Users

matterhorn-users@opencast.org

  • For anyone who is testing or using Opencast and need support around installation, configuration and implementation
  • For anyone who wants to support others who are using Opencast

NOTE: As a community support group, all subscribers are encouraged to help out with any support needs that come across the list.

Opencast Development List

matterhorn@opencast.org

  • For anyone interested in detailed day-to-day progress of Opencast
  • For anyone interested in contributing to the Opencast development effort
  • For all Opencast Development Team members

NOTE: You should also be subscribed to the Community list, as some important announcements about Opencast will only be sent to the Community list. We assume everyone on the Matterhorn@ list is also on the Community@ list

Opencast Security Notices

security-notices@opencast.org

  • For notices relating to security issues in Opencast
  • Recommended for all Opencast development team members, anyone running a Opencast instance

Opencast Security

security@opencast.org

  • A security reporting list, allows anonymous posting but is not publicly visible
  • Use this list to report security issues to the team

Spanish-speaking community

opencast-es@opencastproject.es

  • For issues unique to Spanish-speaking adopters (cooperation, meetings etc.)
  • For anyone feeling more comfortable discussing Opencast-related issues in Spanish

NOTE: You should also be subscribed to the Community list, as some important announcements about Opencast will only be sent to the Community list. We assume everyone on this list is also on the Community@ list

German-speaking community

opencast-dach@opencast.org

  • For issues unique to German, Austrian, and Swiss institutions (cooperation, meetings etc.)
  • For anyone feeling more comfortable discussing Opencast-related issues in German

NOTE: You should also be subscribed to the Community list, as some important announcements about Opencast will only be sent to the Community list. We assume everyone on the opencast-dach@ list is also on the Community@ list

IRC Channel #opencast

On irc.freenode.net, the chat group #opencast is used by the developers for group chat 24/7.

Feel free to use the webchat webinterface to access this chat directly or find a client; in addition, this IRC primer should help get you started.

Opencast Sponsors

These sponsors have provided financial support to advance the Opencast project.





Our Supporters

These sponsors have provided financial support to advance the Opencast project.


Governance


Opencast as a community and the related software development project have their rules and regulations.
The community elects a board that should care about the health and status of the project and the community. The board organizes events like the Opencast conference or cares for the marketing. It also manages to funds of the projects.
More information on the current board can be found here.

The software development project is lead by a groups of committers. Committers can decide on which new features will be merged into an upcoming version or decide on proposals regarding the future development of software. They also have obligations. Developers for example have to review patches for the software.
A contributor to Opencast (that may be an developer, but other contributions like testing and improving documentation or processes can also qualify) can be proposed as a new committer to the project by an existing committer. After this proposal the other committers can vote for the applicant.
More information on the governance can be found here.