Steve Francia

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.  

Steve Francia

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.

David Messina

Docker Project Enhances Structure to Address Unprecedented Growth; Announces Additional Leadership

 Docker Project Enhances Structure to Address Unprecedented Growth; Announces Additional Leadership  Open source project keys in on openness, accessibility and scale San Francisco, Calif. – January 28, 2015 – The Docker open source project, which develops the Docker open platform for distributed applications, today announced changes to the project’s operational structure to enable it to scale to address its unprecedented growth. During the course of 2014, the number of project contributors quadrupled and is currently at over 740. During the same period, the project processed over 5,000 pull requests, 50 percent of which were made by individuals who do not work for Docker, Inc. In addition to direct contribution, the project – through its open model for design, contribution, APIs and governance – has now fostered over 20,000 projects (such as UIs, management frameworks and monitoring tools) and over 85,000 Continue reading…

Ben Golub

Initial thoughts on the Rocket announcement

When Docker launched 18 months ago, we set out on a mission to build “the button” that enables any application to instantly and consistently run on any server anywhere. Our first task was to define a standard container format that would let any application get packaged into a lightweight container that could run on any infrastructure. With a lot of hard work and participation across the community, Docker capabilities grew, we were able to make the same Docker container run successfully across all major infrastructures, and we built a robust ecosystem that now includes: over 700 contributors (95% of whom do not work for Docker, Inc.) over 65,000 free Dockerized languages, frameworks, and applications (services) support by every major DevOps tool, every major public cloud, and every major operating system a robust ecosystem of third-party tools built on top of Docker. Continue reading…

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Ben Golub

Docker Open Governance Advisory Board

This morning, the Docker project leadership announced a proposal for a Docker Governance Advisory Board (or DGAB), as a next step towards a fully open governance model for Docker. The short story is that the Docker Governance Advisory Board will provide input to the Docker project leadership on a broad range of topics, including the project roadmap, policies and procedures around contribution, core criteria for Docker-compliant products, and the long term governance structure of the Docker project. Membership on the advisory board will be open to individuals, corporations and users alike, and will be determined transparently by code contribution and other objective factors. No sponsorship or fee will be required to join the advisory board. Board membership criteria and selection, and all output from board meetings, will be made public. The full text of our proposal is available at We Continue reading…