The technical leadership structure for the Yocto Project is hierarchical and based on a meritocracy presided over by a "benevolent dictator", similar to that of the Linux kernel. The project architect at the top is responsible for all decisions and actions, and also functions as a default maintainer for those subsystems and layers who do not have a current maintainer. A tree of maintainers works underneath the architect - these maintainers handle the details of many of the bugs, patches, and ideas that come up.

Yocto Project Architect

  • Richard Purdie

Sub-system and BSP/Layer Maintainers

Note that not all layers are represented on this list. For up-to-date information on maintainers for individual layers, visit the source code repository, click a layer, click "tree", and then read the README or MAINTAINERS file for that layer.

  • Documentation - Scott Rifenbark
  • linux-yocto Kernel + Tooling - Bruce Ashfield
  • Poky Reference Distribution - Richard Purdie
  • Pseudo - Mark Hatle
  • Autobuilder - Beth Flanagan
  • BitBake - Richard Purdie
  • Mentor Graphics Layer - Chris Larson
  • SE Linux Layer - Mark Hatle
  • Eclipse Integration - Todor Minchev
  • Intel BSPs - Saul Wold
  • Freescale BSPs - tbd
  • TI BSPs - Denys  Dmytriyenk
  • Matchbox - Ross Burton
  • OpenEmbedded Core - Richard Purdie
    • Build history - Paul Eggleton
    • musl/uclibc - Khem Raj
    • Sato/GTK/Dbus - Ross Burton
    • License Wrangling: Beth Flanagan
    • User Space - Ross Burton
    • User Space & RPM - Mark Hatle
    • Extensible SDK - Paul Eggleton
    • Core Infrastucture - Paul Eggleton
    • Security Contact - Saul Wold
    • Cross-prelink - Mark Hatle
    • Darwin SDK Support - Juro Bystricky
    • MingW SDK Support - Juro Bystricky
    • meta-virtualization - Bruce Ashfield
    • meta-xlinx - Nathan Rossi/Sipke Vriend

Each release also has its own maintainer:

  • OE-Core 1.4 - Paul Eggleton
  • OE-Core 1.5 - Robert Yang
  • OE-Core 1.6 - Saul Wold
  • OE-Core 1.7 - Armin Kuster
  • OE-Core 1.8 - Joshua Lock
  • OE-Core 2.0 - Robert Yang