First Docker Maintainers Summit

It doesn’t take much during an extremely cold and snowy February to entice key Docker contributors and maintainers to get on a plane and spend a few days together at Docker HQ in (sometimes) sunny San Francisco. That’s what happened this past week as the Docker Project team invited all maintainers to a mini-summit following the quarterly Docker Governance Advisory Board meeting. Attendees included maintainers from companies such as Google, Red Hat, and IBM, as well as individual and Docker-employed project maintainers. These maintainers represented a broad cross-section of the various upstream projects including libcontainer, the Docker core, Docker Machine, Docker Swarm, and distribution sub-components.  

Docker Governance Advisory Board: 2nd meeting

On February 17th, the Docker project had its second Docker Governance Advisory Board ( DGAB ) meeting to discuss the operations of the project. As this was our second meeting, it was great to see everyone again. As a bit of background, the DGAB was established June 2014 with the intent of providing greater openness, while serving as an essential check to ensure that the Docker Project is serving the needs of its users. The goal of this advisory board is “to advise the Docker Project leadership on matters related to supporting the long term governance, structure, and roadmap of the Docker project.” The DGAB consists of representatives of the community, including contributors, corporations and our users.

The power of developer communities

Since this is my first post on the Docker blog, I should introduce myself. My name is Steve Francia but you may know me better by spf13 which is my username on Twitter, GitHub and the address to my blog. I’ve recently joined Docker, Inc. as the chief of operations: open source. In this role, I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Docker project as the chief operator to work alongside Solomon Hykes who will continue to focus on driving the vision and strategy of the project in the role of chief architect and Michael Crosby who has just been appointed chief maintainer. My role in the company is to be 100% focused on the Docker project. I’ll be heavily focused on the user and contributor experience and making sure that both experiences are optimized for maximum productivity.