The AmLight Engineering Committee (EC) will be comprised of engineering managers from the various networks that comprise AmLight. Michael Stanton, will chair the EC. Dr. Stanton is the Director of Innovation to the Brazilian National Research & Education Network (RNP). The EC will ensure the implementation of new protocols and the ongoing operation of the distributed optical exchange and its interoperability with peer international networks.
The AmLight organization will act as an ongoing, virtual cooperative. The cooperative will have an open call for proposals of new use, and will act as an open vehicle to discuss planned network interconnections and developments. Much like the Joint Engineering Team (JET) in the U.S., this will be accomplished through regularly scheduled telephone conferences managed by the AmLight coordinator. Email follow-ups and agendas will support week-to-week tracking of activities. Annual meetings will be scheduled with simultaneous events of interest (such as Internet2 meetings) to reduce unnecessary travel. Participants will fund logistics expenses.