Solomon Hykes launched the open-source Docker project on March 20, 2013, and has sometimes been referred to as the benevolent dictator for life (BDFL) of the project. Docker, however, is not a one-person or even one-company project, as it was in 2013. It now enjoys broader participation and support from developers and vendors, including Red Hat, Microsoft, Amazon, VMware and IBM.
The new structure for the Docker project is defined in the Docker GitHub pull request #9137 that was merged today. The key goals of the effort are to make the project more open and improve scalability. As part of the effort, the project will now boast three core leadership roles: a chief architect, a chief maintainer and a chief operator. Hykes will take on the role of chief architect, with responsibility for steering the general direction of the open-source Docker project. –