Opencast as a product and a project is advanced by individuals as well as institutions; their respective roles are outlined below.
Individuals: Contribute & Commit
All users of Opencast, even people not using Opencast, can contribute: Contribute to its translations, testing Opencast, filing bugs, helping people on list. Or taking care of the wiki, the website, and informing your respective community about Opencast, maybe even serving the Opencast board. It’s almost impossible not to contribute. Whether that makes you a contributor or a committer, is another story.
Institutions: Apereo membership
The more your institutions benefits from Opencast, the more you should be involved in the product development and the community, host an event or a server the community benefits from.
Once you are successfully providing services with Opencast, think about supporting us by joining the Apereo foundation: Membership with our umbrella organization is an “Opencast Supporting Subscription” that provides us with financial resources to strengthen the community, further develop the product or solve specific issues – funding institutions collectively decide what the membership fees should be invested in.
The following institutions are currently committing to the Opencast funding scheme: