This document covers Uptane’s governance and committer process. It also lists the individuals who serve on its Industry Advisory Group, and as the steering committee for Uptane within JDF/Linux Foundation.
Uptane as a non-profit entity
In July of 2018, Uptane was officially adopted into IEEE’s Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO) as the non-profit Uptane Alliance. The goal of the Alliance was to standardize the Uptane open-source software in order to ensure that manufacturers and suppliers follow best practices for updates within the automotive industry.
After releasing v1.0.0 of the Standard, Uptane formally affiliated with the Linux Foundation as a Joint Development Foundation project. As Joint Development Foundation Projects, LLC, Uptane Series, the project is overseen by a Steering Committee, and is governed by a set of bylaws. The Steering Committee members are:
- Justin Cappos of NYU Tandon School of Engineering
- Ira McDonald of High North Inc.
- Andre Weimerskirch of Lear Corporation and University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Uptane Standard and related documents
The Uptane Standard must be approved by a majority of the aforementioned Steering Committee. The Board of Directors may also be changed by action of a majority of committee members.
Industry Advisory Group
The following industry representatives serve in an advisory capacity for Uptane.
- Cameron Mott of Southwest Research Institute
- Gloria D’anna of General Telecom Systems
- Jon Oster of Toradex
- Philip Lapczynski of Renesas
- Russ Bielawski of Secure Embedded Systems
- Tom Forest of General Motors
- Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy of Datadog and New York University