Facebook updates Open Compute Project for the community, launches new look

If you go to OpenCompute.org you'll see a new look.


Facebook's Yael Maguire discusses the changes.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011 | Posted by Yael Maguire at 16:08 PM

Welcome to the new opencompute.org! This revamp focuses the site on projects and the community. Please bear with us as we work out our kinks, but we have a new streamlined project browser with links to some projects on GitHub! Our original specifications were created in Word and converted to PDFs, not a code-friendly manner to do open hardware development. We decided to switch our V2 specifications to MultiMarkDown, a simple text format used for the Web that easily converts to HTML and PDF. With this switch we now have a process for making contributions:

  1. Sign up on the site (link through Facebook).
  2. Sign an individual Contributor License Agreement (CLA).
  3. Get the code on GitHub.
  4. Make a patch to a spec and submit it to us at https://github.com/facebook/opencompute/issues