SIGs And The Kubernetes Community

Episode 227 · December 26th, 2017 · 21 mins 29 secs

About this Episode

On this episode of The New Stack Makers from KubeCon & CloudNativeCon, TNS Founder Alex Williams spoke to Kubernetes SIG steering committee member Joe Beda, Kubernetes community lead Sarah Novotny, and Michael Rubin, Senior Staff Engineer/Manager, GKE/Kubernetes to discuss what’s happening in their specific SIGs and how SIGs, in general, reflect on the Kubernetes community and its overall direction.

"SIGs are used as a governance and scaling mechanism. They own code, they own areas of the product and project, they own areas of the code base, sub and adjacent projects, they have some technical ownership, some vision ownership. As Kubernetes has gotten bigger and more people want to contribute, in order to prevent us from falling into a monolithic infrastructure, we wanted to distribute the decision making. The SIGs are our way to do that," said Novotny, adding, "I spend a lot of time thinking about Conway's Law--The software that you build reflects the organization that you have."

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