Re: [VOTE] linkerd inception project review 2018

Brandon DuRette

+1 non binding

On Fri, Jan 19, 2018, 12:12 AM Shannon Williams <shannon@...> wrote:

+1 non-binding for me


Best Regards,


Shannon Williams


+1 650-521-6902


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+1 non-binding for me, with +1 to Brian Grant on process


On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:27 AM, Brian Grant via Lists.Cncf.Io <> wrote:

+1 from me, as well, but we need to talk about the desired process going forward


On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 8:55 AM, alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:

Here is my 







On Thu, 18 Jan 2018, 04:36 Brian Grant via Lists.Cncf.Io, <> wrote:

Contributor diversity is not an explicit criterion at the incubation stage:




On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 7:58 PM, Dan Kohn <dan@...> wrote:

I think the biggest concern is that Buoyant continues to dominate development given that other companies are generally making small patches rather than becoming major contributors. Chart:



Please note that non-binding votes are encouraged.


Dan Kohn <dan@...>

Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation


On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:24 PM, Duncan Johnston-Watt <duncan.johnstonwatt@...> wrote:

I don't have a binding vote either but I am curious given linkerd's impressive stats why it isn't being promoted?






On 17 January 2018 at 20:59, Brandon Dimcheff via Lists.Cncf.Io <> wrote:

I don't have a vote, but I'd love to see linkerd remain a CNCF project.

- brandon


On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 2:20 PM William Morgan <william@...> wrote:

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 <caniszczyk@...> 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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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





Duncan Johnston-Watt

Founder & Chair, Advisory Board

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