Securing Software Updates for Automobiles

Uptane Governance

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:

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.