Here we provide a list of key OpenCom-related published work which provides more details on its design:

A Generic Component Model for Building Systems Software, ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, Vol. 26, No. 1, Feb 2008; Coulson, G., Blair, G., Grace, P., Taiani, F., Joolia, A., Lee, K., Ueyama, J. and Sivaharan, T [pdf] [cite]