The Open Connectivity Foundation is comprised of several work groups and associated task groups. This is where the day-to-day work of the organization is done, under the overall direction and strategic leadership of the Board of Directors. Please see below for a summary of the work groups and their responsibilities.
CERTIFICATION WORK GROUP
The Certification Work Group identifies, specifies and maintains the necessary policies, test tools and infrastructure to validate that devices correctly implement OCF specifications in support of the certification logo program.
CORE TECHNOLOGY WORK GROUP
The Core Technology Work Group (former Standards WG) is the place where the OCF specification is created, with input from all member companies. This group is also responsible for approving specifications for submission to the Board of Directors. In addition to developing the standard, this group also provides technical issue resolution, proposed test cases, and is charge of building the certification process and program.
DATA MODEL WORK GROUP
The Data Model Work Group will develop, release, own and maintain the oneIoTa data modeling tool.
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS WORK GROUP
The Marketing Communications Work Group (MCWG) is the marketing communications, public relations and member relations arm of OCF. They have several tasks groups that handle specific areas such as Events, Digital Media, Public Relations, and Branding. The team also maintains and provides resources for both OCF and member-company spokespersons.
MEMBERSHIP WORK GROUP
The Membership Work Group (MWG) helps recruit new OCF members that can provide input and resources that contribute to the creation of a specification and an open source implementation to meet the requirements of IoT verticals.
OPEN SOURCE WORK GROUP
The Open Source Work Group (OSWG) is tasked to oversee the development of IoTivity source code, which implements the OCF standard and specification. The team works very closely with the IoTivity Steering Group, since the project is an independent open source project sponsored by OCF and hosted at the Linux Foundation. The working group helps maintain the health of the development community and also identifies release candidates that correspond to the OCF released specifications.
SECURITY WORK GROUP
The Security Work Group defines appropriate security framework for each technology and solution defined by the Standards WG, Core Framework TG and vertical TGs if required. The Security WG also endeavors to provide the Standards WG and the TGs with guidance on the security implications of technology choices that these groups are discussing.
STRATEGY WORK GROUP
The Strategy Work Group (former Technology Planning WG) proposes and maintains priorities and roadmaps, based on OCF objectives and IoT market trends. The group works closely with the Board of Directors, as well as the CFWG and OSWG approval and alignment to ensure synergy and tight alignment. The team performs market analysis on IoT trends to make sure that OCF is meeting current and future customer needs, and also creates prioritized market-driven use cases and user scenarios.
UPNP WORK GROUP
The UPnP Work Group ensures UPnP specifications, web sites and certification program/tools are enhanced, maintained and effectively integrated with the overall OCF specifications and certification program