There has been a call from the TOC for additional contributors and expertise to help evaluate potential projects and contribute to working groups. With the metaphor of the TOC as an open source project and the 9 TOC members as the maintainers, we are making a call for new TOC Contributors.
This is not only about individual contribution. It is also about rallying help from your employer. Given the breadth of projects represented by cloud native, it is impossible for anyone to be an expert in all technologies that we’re evaluating. We’re particularly interested in TOC Contributors that can act as a focal point for tapping relevant expertise from their organizations and colleagues in order to engage with CNCF discussions in a timely manner. The TOC already has the pattern of encouraging non-members to make non-binding votes, so no change in the TOC charter is necessary to allow TOC Contributors.
If you are interested in engaging in this way, we would encourage you to issue a pull request below to become a TOC Contributor. Although there is not an actual limit of having one TOC Contributor per company, we would encourage CNCF member companies to designate an official TOC Contributor who is tasked with consulting internal experts and expressing a semi-official view on a given project.
The official list is here, we'll also feature profiles on the CNCF website soon:
TOC meetings are only two hours a month, which are mainly taken up with project presentations. While TOC Contributors are welcome to share their views during the meeting, the biggest opportunity is to comment on the TOC mailing list, on pull requests representing project applications and in voting.
And, just as the biggest contributors to open source projects often become maintainers, becoming an active TOC Contributor is one of the best paths to distinguish oneself ahead of TOC elections in March 2018 and January 2019:
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