About TAG Contributor Strategy
TAG Contributor Strategy is responsible for contributor experience, sustainability, governance, and openness guidance to help CNCF community groups and projects with their own contributor strategies for a healthy project.
We are a CNCF Special Interest Group that advises the Technical Oversight Committee and CNCF projects on strategies related to building, scaling, and retaining contributor communities, including governance, communications, operations, and tools. We want to help grow flourishing, sustainable communities with smooth journeys throughout their CNCF project lifecycle.
If you encounter any unfamiliar terms in this document or on our website, we have a glossary available.
The mission of CNCF TAG Contributor Strategy is to collaborate on strategies related to building, scaling, and retaining contributor communities, including (people) governance, communications, operations, and tools.
We want to help grow flourishing, sustainable communities with smooth journeys throughout their CNCF project lifecycle.
Host a maintainers circle omprised of those interested in growing their projects and joining fellow maintainers in related cross project discussions.
Listen and Advise
Create informational and training resources including guides, tutorials and templates of best practices, trade-offs, strategies, building and participating in scalable contributor communities.
Evaluate and Foster
Assist the CNCF Technical Oversight Committee with assessments and due diligence of prospective new projects by developing community graduation criteria check points for rolling feedback and guidance.
Educate and Engage
Provide guidance to end users on how to engage with contributors and vice versa.
Looking to improve your project’s governance model? We’ve got you covered!
Need more contributors? Maybe a few good maintainers? We can help you sustainably grow your contributor base, and provide tips for doing so without burning out.
Want to help new contributors get started? We participate in and run several mentorship programs!
Connect with other maintainers, share best practices, commiserate and grow.
Keep up-to-date on new templates, advisory guides, and what we are planning next.