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Technical Advisory Council (TAC)

  1. The role of the TAC is to facilitate communication and collaboration among multiple Technical Projects. Technical oversight of each Technical Project is the responsibility of each Technical Project’s technical steering committee (or similar governance body).  The TAC will be responsible for:
    1. coordinating collaboration among Technical Projects, including development of an overall technical vision for the community;
    2. making recommendations to the Budget Committee of resource priorities for Technical Projects;
    3. electing annually a chairperson to preside over meetings, set the agenda for meetings, ensure meeting minutes are taken and who will also serve on the Governing Board as the TAC’s representative (the “TAC Representative”);
    4. creating, maintaining and amending project lifecycle procedures and processes, subject to the approval of the Governing Board; and
    5. such other matters related to the technical role of the TAC as may be communicated to the TAC by the Governing Board.
  2. The voting members of the TAC consist of:
    1. one representative appointed by each Premier Member; and
    2. one representative appointed by the technical oversight body (e.g., a technical steering committee) of each TAC Project (as defined herein).
  3. One representative of any Member may observe meetings of the TAC. Any committers from a TAC Project may observe meetings of the TAC. The TAC may change this at any point in time, including: (a) opening meetings to a broader community; (b) holding closed meetings; and (c) holding meetings open to the public.
  4. Any Technical Project can become a TAC Project through the approval of the Technical Project’s technical oversight body, the TAC (by a two-third’s vote), and the Governing Board. The TAC and the Governing Board may approve a project lifecycle policy that will address the incubation, archival and other stages of TAC Projects.
  5. The TAC representatives will elect a chair to preside over meetings, ensure minutes are taken and drive the TAC agenda with input from the TAC representatives.
  6. Only one Member that is part of a group of Related Companies (as defined in Section 9) may appoint a representative on the TAC.

TAC Principles

  1. We Are Project-Centric
  2. Projects Are Self-Governing
  3. No Kingmakers & One Size Does Not Fill All
  4. Not a Standards Body
  5. Above All We Want To Help Projects
  6. We Are An Open and Welcoming Community
  7. Projects Fit the Mission of LF Edge and Increase the Value To The Community


CompanyTAC Voting Member
AltranShamik Mishra
ArmReed Hinkel
AT&TKandan Kathirvel
BaiduLeding Li
Charter CommunicationsMohammad Zebetian
DellTrevor Conn
DianomicBill Hunt
EquinixJustin Dustzadeh
EricssonTorbjörn Keisu
FujitsuHatsumi Iino
GE ResearchJoel Markham
HP Inc.Henry Lau
HPERodney Richter
HuaweiJianGuo Zeng
IBMJoseph Pearson
IntelJim St. Leger (TAC Chair)
InwinstackThor Chin
JuniperSukhdev Kapur
MobiledgeXVikram Siwach
NetsiaMahir Gunyel
NokiaTapio Tallgren
NTTTakeshi Kuwahara
OSIsoftDaniel Lazaro
QualcommLisa Lammens
RadisysAdnan Saleem
Red HatFrank Zdarsky
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.Myeonggi Jeong
Seagate Technologies LLCMatt Shumway
Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.Yachen Wang
WindRiverGlenn Seiler
WiproSubhas Mondal
ZEDEDA, Inc.Erik Nordmark
Akraino Edge Stack (Stage 3 Project)Kandan Kathirvel (AT&T)
EdgeX Foundry (Stage 3 Project)Jim White (IOTech)


In various situations, the LF Edge TAC shall hold a vote. These votes can happen on the phone, email, or via a voting service, when appropriate. TAC members can either respond "agree, yes, +1", "disagree, no, -1", or "abstain".

Per Section 8)c) of the LF Edge CharterExcept as provided in Section 16.a., decisions by vote at a meeting will require a simple majority vote, provided quorum is met. Except as provided in Section 16.a., decisions by electronic vote without a meeting will require a majority of all voting representatives.

Note, under Section 7)d): Any Technical Project can become a TAC Project through the approval of the Technical Project’s technical oversight body, the TAC (by a two-third’s vote), and the Governing Board.

Meeting Time

The TAC meets bi-weekly at 7am PT (find your local time here)

  • The next TAC call is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 April 8 at 7am PT
  • To subscribe to the TAC meeting calendar, please follow the steps below:

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ProjectAcceptedLast ReviewedMaturity Level
Akraino1/24/1912/3/19Stage 3 - Impact
Baetyl8/5/198/5/19Stage 1 - At Large
EdgeX Foundry1/24/196/10/19Stage 3 - Impact
Fledge6/27/196/27/19Stage 1 - At Large
Home Edge1/24/195/21/19Stage 2 - Growth
Open Glossary1/24/195/21/19Stage 2 - Growth
Project EVE1/24/195/21/19Stage 2 - Growth

Scheduled Community Presentations

If you're interested in presenting at a TAC call about your project, please refer to the LF Edge Projects, which includes instructions on how to submit a Project for TAC consideration

Previous TAC Calls - Meeting Slides and Recordings