UCX ensures there is very little software overhead in the communication path, allowing for near native-level hardware performance. To ensure the production quality of UCX, it was be co-designed, maintained, tested and used in production environments by leading proponents of the research community. In addition, UCX community is working on the UCX specification which will enable further extension of the UCX effort.
As an open-source project licensed under the BSD-3 license, UCX is open for contributions from anyone in the industry. More information can be found at www.openucx.com.