Linkerd Steering Committee Debuts
February 1, 2021
maintainers of Linkerd created the Linkerd Steering Committee. The
committee will expand Linkerd's stewardship to its end user
community, reinforcing the project's commitment to open governance
and a user-centered roadmap. The first steering committee meeting
will be in February and is open to everyone.
The creation of the Linkerd Steering Committee has been driven by
the continued rapid growth of Linkerd. Over the past years adoption
has soared, expanding to include large organizations like Microsoft,
H-E-B, EverQuote, and HP as well as fast-moving startups like
finleap connect, Subspace, and Clover Health. By formally
representing the voice of the Linkerd user community, the steering
committee will play a vital role in gathering, collating, and
prioritizing feedback from users to ensure Linkerd's roadmap
continues to focus on solving concrete, immediate problems for
current and future adopters.
is a unique service mesh. In a space that's very prone to hype
cycles and marketing-driven development, we've always put our users
first," said William Morgan, CEO of Buoyant, the creator of Linkerd.
"The Linkerd Steering Committee extends this same philosophy, and
will help us ensure that the needs of Linkerd adopters—who trust
Linkerd to power mission-critical systems around the world—will
continue to be at the utmost center of Linkerd's evolution."
Members of the Linkerd Steering Committee members are required to be
current production users of Linkerd, and will be selected for, among
other factors, significant operational experience with the project.
Initial committee members include Chris Campbell, Cloud Platform
Architect, HP; Christian Hüning, Director of Cloud Technologies,
finleap connect; Justin Turner, Director of Engineering, H-E-B; and
Wiliam King, CTO and Co-founder, Subspace.