The UMD Release Team (URT) is a coordination group, under the EGI Operations umbrella. The goal of URT is to continue some of the coordination activities carried out by the European middleware projects, keep the communications active between product teams and to open a new communication channel between the EGI and the middleware developers.

The ultimate aim of URT is to keep releasing quality software, to be distributed in UMD.


All the product teams contributing with their software to the UMD releases should join the URT. More in general, product team influenced by products released in UMD may be interested in following the URT.
The participation to URT does not require any explicit commitment of the product team to EGI or UMD (e.g. there is no need to have an MoU in place with EGI to particiapte attend the URT), but a reasonable level of cooperation is advisable to make the URT activities effective and beneficial for both PTs and UMD work.

How to join URT

In order to join URT you need to:

  • get an EGI SSO if you don't have one
  • send an email to operations at, asking to be added to the URT group; in the email please specify the Technology Provider you are representing, or other reasons to join the group

The procedure for joining the URT is available here.

Discussions & Actions

Phone meetings

URT members meet every two weeks in a phone meeting, see agendas on Indico or wiki.