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Airship Governance

About Airship

Airship is a community of open source projects working to build a platform for the lifecycle management of open infrastructure. It's designed from the ground up to make containers and Helm charts the fundamental units of software delivery and deployment.

An Airship feeds a collection of declarative site definition YAMLs through a single front door API, and then uses them to drive end-to-end provisioning of a site, from bare metal to fully functioning cloud.


Airship is working to build a global, diverse and collaborative community. Anyone interested in supporting the technology is welcome to participate. We are seeking different expertise and skills, ranging from development, operations, documentation, marketing, community organization and product management. The core principles of the Airship community can be found here.

Join Us

You can join our community on any of the following places:


See Airship in a bottle for details on how to install Airship inside a VM and take it for a test drive.

See Airship Treasuremap for sample manifests that are CI/CD tested on real baremetal infrastructure you can use as a starting place for your own environments.


See the contributing guide for details on how to contribute to the project.


The Airship project is governed according to the “four opens", which are open source, open design, open development, and open community. Technical decisions are made by technical contributors and a representative Technical Committee. The community is committed to diversity, openness, and encouraging new contributors and leaders to rise up.

The Project Maintainers are tasked with providing technical stewardship to the open source project, enforcing project principles, and finally deciding on issues where there is no consensus in the community.


The Project Maintainers group is composed of all individuals with approval rights on code reviews (Gerrit core reviewers, GitHub maintainers…).

Decision-making process

Motions are brought to the Project Maintainers through a discussion on the project discussion mailing-list. Consensus across active project maintainers is required for the motion to pass.

Addition and removal of project maintainers

Addition of a project maintainer is done through a motion, requiring consensus. Removal of a project maintainer is done through a motion requiring consensus, but the examined individual is not taking part in the discussion.


Amendment of this charter is done through a motion, requiring consensus.