April 8, 2014: Update OCPP Forum - Open Charge Alliance08 April 2014
The past few months have seen the establishment of the Open Charge Alliance (OCA, www.openchargealliance.org) and strong participation in the new OCA Working Groups. With the advent of OCA, the continuity and progress of OCPP is ensured! This development would never have taken place without your support and contribution to the protocol by submitting change requests and participation in working groups and online discussions.
As of April 21, 2014, participation in OCA and its Working Groups will be limited to OCA Participants, in accordance with our announced plans. One of the key benefits of OCA membership is the ability to contribute to the development and adoption of OCPP by active participation in the Working Groups.
Moreover, we’ll continue to improve the OCPP website (www.OCPPForum.net) until it is completely integrated in the www.openchargealliance.org website and styling. The OCPP Forum and company member profiles will also be part of the OCA website, but will only be available for OCA Participants. For OCA Participants a workflow platform (Causeway) is now available, supporting document exchange and tracking, discussions, Wikis, voting, and other standards development tasks and processes.
The most important items for OCPP Forum members are the following:
- As of April 21, 2014 participation in OCA and its Working Groups will be exclusively available to OCA Participants
- The OCPP website will be greatly improved, integrated in the www.openchargealliance.org website and host an advanced workflow platform
- Logos and company information of OCA members will be displayed on the OCA website (OCA members will receive a separate message)
Over the years it has been found that the contributions of OCPP forum members to the protocol are essential for the further development and adoption of OCPP. Therefore we would like to invite you to become member of the Open Charge Alliance. The process for OCA membership is available at www.openchargealliance.org/join.php.
To become a member of OCA, please send a signed copy of the OCA Participants Agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org and an original copy to Open Charge Alliance, P.O. 79141, 1070ND AMSTERDAM (The Netherlands). Any questions about OCA and membership can be addressed to email@example.com or by telephone to Michel Bayings, +31 (0)6 46 993355.