OCI Announces 2018 TOB Election Results

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by Chris Aniszczyk

By Chris Aniszczyk (@cra)

It’s 2018 and after shipping the v1.0 specifications last year, we’re nearing contributions from 300+ contributors across 70+ organizations. Today the community is hard at work on future versions of OCI, including discussions around a distribution API specification. For more details about releases and specifications in development, please visit https://github.com/opencontainers.

Also, the OCI Technical Oversight Board (TOB) – comprised of independently elected individuals who provide oversight of the technical leadership and serve as a point of appeal – just elected the following five board members to each serve a two-year term, effective immediately:

  • Taylor Brown (Microsoft)
  • Stephen Day (Docker)
  • Phil Estes (IBM)
  • Jon Johnson (Google)
  • Mrunal Patel (Red Hat)

These newest TOB members join the following existing members, who are each in the middle of a two-year term:

  • Vincent Batts (Red Hat)
  • Michael Crosby (Docker)
  • Vishnu Kannan (Google)
  • Greg Kroah-Hartman (Linux Foundation)

The TOB also voted to elect Michael Crosby (Docker) as the new Chair. This new TOB lineup is responsible for adding, removing or reorganizing OCI Projects – to learn more, you can follow the TOB on GitHub here.

I’d also like to extend a big thank you to all of our outgoing TOB members – Chris Wright, Diogo Mónica, Jason Bouzane, John Gossman and former Chair, Brandon Philips – for their service and commitment. We look forward to your continued collaboration with and participation in OCI!

Next month, new TOB member Phil Estes of IBM will represent OCI on a panel at Container World on 2/28. Visit to learn more about his involvement in this session!

As always, we welcome any/all contributions from the container community – as our success banks on the support and collaboration of many. If you’re interested in contributing to OCI, please join the OCI developer community. For those who are building products on OCI technology, we recommend joining as a member and participating in the future certification program.

Between our exciting new TOB, upcoming releases and a number of exciting community programs we have in the works, we’re on track to make 2018 our biggest year yet 👍🏼