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Kubernetes Community Elects Four Members to Its Steering Committee

Two new members and two incumbents have been elected to join three continuing members on the Kubernetes Steering Committee.

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s Kubernetes project announced the election of four members to the Kubernetes Steering Committee which oversees the governance of the Kubernetes project. The announcement was made in a blog by Kaslin Fields, a CNCF ambassador and a developer advocate at Google.

Kubernetes is considered to be the de facto standard for managing containers, and is widely used in enterprise cloud native infrastructures.

The steering committee consists of seven members members that are elected by the Kubernetes community, with each serving a two year term.

Two of the members elected in this campaign are incumbents — Christoph Blecker, a principal site reliability engineer at Red Hat, and Paris Pittman, from Apple’s open source developer communities. The other two — Stephen Augustus, Cisco’s head of open source, and Tim Pepper, head of the open source technology center at VMware — are starting their first terms.

They will be joining three continuing members whose seats were not up for reelection in 2021: Davanum Srinivas, a senior staff software engineer at VMware; Jordan Liggitt, a software engineer at Google; and Bob Killen, a program manager at Google’s Open Source Programs Office.

The newly elected steering committee members will begin their terms immediately.

According to the committee’s charter, “The Kubernetes Steering Committee is the governing body of the Kubernetes project, providing decision-making and oversight pertaining to the Kubernetes project bylaws, sub-organizations, and financial planning.”

The charter also requires members of the committee to take the Linux Foundations’s Inclusive Open Source Community Orientation course within 30 days of their election.

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