Re: [VOTE] linkerd inception project review 2018

William Morgan

FWIW that article is not 100% correct. Linkerd ships with a control plane (Namerd). This is how these companies are controlling routing policy across Linkerd instances.


On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:06 AM, Brian Grant via Lists.Cncf.Io <> wrote:
Different projects make different design tradeoffs.

Also, these 2 projects aren't directly comparable.

This article explains the difference pretty well:

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 9:31 AM, Chris Aniszczyk <> wrote:
CNCF allows for competing projects, see our TOC principles for more information on this:

Istio currently isn't an official CNCF project but has been invited to formalize a project proposal.

For the merits of one project over another, I'd advise you to speak to the respective project communities for that information.

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 11:10 AM, Santosa, Andy <asantosa@...> wrote:
Hi Chris,
Personally, I would like to get clarification of competing component: linkerd vs istio. I learnt for example one company I met in KubeCon converting from linkerd to istio.


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Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8:38 AM
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Subject: [cncf-toc] [VOTE] linkerd inception project review 2018

Hey TOC and community, we are requesting a vote to keep linkerd ( as an inception project for another year based on their presentation yesterday. Here are some stats shared yesterday from the linkerd community:

* 60+ contributors; 50+ releases (2--4 week cadence); 3400+ GH stars
* 1.5m+ Docker Hub pulls; 5--10 billion requests a day
* 1400+ Slack members
* 40+ companies using Linkerd in production. Public ones include Monzo, CreditKarma, Salesforce, Expedia, BigCommerce, NCBI, PayPal, Taboola, FOX, and AOL
* Powers the Human Genome Project!

Please vote +1/-1 (remember that the TOC has binding votes only, but we do appreciate non-binding votes from the community as a sign of support).

Also note that every inception project has to be reviewed on an annual basis to decide whether it will continue to be a CNCF project or potentially graduate to another level. We will have another discussion in the near future about moving/graduating linkerd to another level, along with other CNCF projects.


Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) | +1-512-961-6719

Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) | +1-512-961-6719

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