Resolution 2016-10-09.djl.1: The Open MPI Project as an associated project

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of November 14, 2016.


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

  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 <> 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.