The Open Grid Forum (OGF) is the "new" organization that was formed from the merger of the Global Grid Forum (GGF) and the Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA) in 2006. This community develops standards and specifications in cooperation with other standards organizations, software vendors, and users that leading the global standardization effort for grid computing.
In OGF community, consists of thousands of individuals in industry and research which representing over 400 organizations in more than 50 countries. The OGF accelerates grid adoption; in order to enable worldwide scientific discovery and business value by providing an open forum for grid innovation and developing open standards for grid software interoperability. Basically, the OGF has two main functions plus an administrative function being the development of standards relating to grids, and the building of communities within the overall grid community which including extending participation from academia and industry.
Base on each of these function areas that can be divided into three group types:
Nowadays, the OGF models its creations of open standards on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Some major standards have been produced by OGF which are Simple API for Grid Applications (SAGA), Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA), Distributed Resource Management Application API (DRMAA), Job Submission Description Language (JSDL), and Open Grid Services Infrastructure (OGSI). In technical standards, the OGF document series include community-developed informational and experiment documents.