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.
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 Opencast users list. If you are interested in general announcements, the community list is probably the list that you would like to join.
These institutions have provided financial, technical, or personnel suppport to advance the Opencast project. Thank you!
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.