Technical Steering Committee

KernelCI core developers and maintainers

The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) is a team of people who are responsible for keeping the KernelCI project in a good shape and driving its development. The rules are based on the LF project charter. Typically, major contributors eventually become members and those who have stopped contributing for an extended period of time may be removed.

Members

As of today, the committee is composed of the members listed below with their respective email address and IRC nicknames:

Communication

For general discussions, the usual IRC channel #kernelci on libera.chat and the kernelci@lists.linux.dev mailing list can be used. To contact only the TSC members directly, the kernelci-tsc@groups.io private list may be used instead.

The TSC also meet monthly online to discuss current topics and make decisions including votes when necessary.

Rules

Votes

As per paragraph 3.a TSC Voting of the project charter:

While the Project aims to operate as a consensus based community, if any TSC decision requires a vote to move the Project forward, the voting members of the TSC will vote on a one vote per voting member basis.

Decisions that always require a vote are:

  • adding or removing TSC members
  • making changes to the TSC rules
  • granting or removing any kind of admin rights to individuals
  • making proposals to the LF project board

The result of each vote should be shared on the mailing list and kept in an archive. It should also include the date when any related changes were enacted. As such they provide a way to keep a formal trace of decisions being made.

Note The archiving process for TSC votes hasn’t been formalised yet. Past votes should be retroactively archived when this has been put in place. They should appear in a sub-section of this documentation section.

Votes done during a live meeting require 50% of the TSC members to be voting and a majority among these voting members. Votes done by email or any other deferred channel require a majority among all of the TSC members.

Members

Current members of the TSC may propose to vote for new people to be added or removed. This should prevent a single organisation from taking over the TSC. People to be considered as new TSC members should have typically played an important role for a significant amount of time in the project. There is however no strict requirement, the only condition is the outcome of the TSC vote.

Likewise, members of the TSC may propose that a member be removed which should result in a vote. Members who have not been active for over a year should be notified and considered for removal from TSC in order to keep the list up-to-date with the reality of the project. Active members are typically expected to:

  • attend TSC meetings (monthly)
  • participate in votes
  • make sustained contributions to the project, such as:
    • contributing to the code
    • doing code reviews
    • sharing experience and contributing ideas for solving technical issues
    • helping keep the services working
    • writing documentation or creating any content that promotes the project

This list is not exhaustive, in the end it’s up to the TSC to vote and judge whether a member should be removed due to inactivity. Members who commit acts that pose a threat to the stability of the project may also be removed following a TSC vote.

Last modified November 10, 2021