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Andrew Wafaa

Governance Board Chair

Steve Geary


Megan Knight

Advocacy Chair
David Reyna

David Reyna

Advocacy, Events, and Training

Michael Halstead


Neal Caidin

LF Project Manager

Josef Holzmayr

Community Manager

Technical Leadership

The Yocto Project technical leadership and governance principle is based on meritocracy, which is very similar to how the Linux kernel and many other Open Source projects work. Consequently, sub-system maintainers, software layer and BSP maintainers, and other technical leaders are selected based on the quality and quantity of their contribution to the Yocto Project in relevant areas.

In general, contributors submit patches to the maintainers of repositories, the overall process of which is managed by the project architect. The TSC has overall responsibility for all technical aspects of the Yocto Project. This includes repositories hosted on, the associated mailing lists, bugzilla, the testing processes and infrastructure/QA and the releases of the project.

The project architect 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.

Ross Burton

TSC Member

Khem Raj

TSC Member

Richard Purdie

Yocto Project Architect

Mark Hatle

TSC Member

Denys Dmytriyenko

TSC Member

Sub-System and BSP/Layer Maintainer

For up-to-date information on maintainers for individual layers and the LTS, visit the source code repository, click a layer, click “tree”, and then read the README or MAINTAINERS file for that layer.