Governance Working Group

Want to implement good open source governance? We can assist you with best practices, resources, and guidance on how!

Read our Charter

The Governance Working Group assists CNCF projects with implementing good open source governance practices.

We provide best practices and resources for managing and interacting with contributors to CNCF projects.


  • Create, share, and maintain documentation on implementing good open source governance for CNCF projects.
  • Coach and advise CNCF projects, and prospective projects, leaders in implementing and improving governance.
  • Advise the CNCF TOC on updating governance criteria for acceptance and graduation.

How your community can benefit

  • Have a look at our Governance Guide to see best practices, get advice and have inspiration while setting up or improving your project and community governance
  • Copy and modify one of our codified Governance Templates depending on your community and project
  • Get assistance on governance related issues

How you can contribute

We are happy to see that you are interested in helping with this working group. We would love to:

  • get feedback about out guides and templates.
  • see your introduction email on our mailing list / message on our Slack channel.
  • see you attend our meetings where you can contribute ideas and take responsibilities.

Get involved


View our calendar to see when we meet next.

Meeting minutes and agenda Meeting Link

Mailing List

Keep up-to-date on governance guides and templates.

Sign Up


Reach out for any immediate matters at #tag-contributor-strategy on CNCF Slack

Find out more

More resources are available on our Charter Document, Governance Guide and Governance Templates.