The Technical Oversight Board (TOB) is responsible for managing conflicts, violations of procedures or guidelines and any cross-project or high-level issues that cannot be resolved in the TDC for OCI Projects. The TOB shall also be responsible for adding, removing or reorganizing OCI Projects.

You can follow the TOB activity on GitHub ( and on their respective mailing list:!forum/tob

The TOB Representatives Are:

Michael Crosby
Vincent Batts
Red Hat
A mindful polyglot, Vincent Batts has spent the last 15 years participating in the Linux and open source community.
Presently involved on the Open Containers Initiative as a maintainer and on the technical board, as well as a maintainer on the appc/spec. An ongoing member on Slackware Linux's Core Team, a past maintainer on the Docker project, as well as the Go compiler for Fedora and Red Hat. He is currently working on all things container architecture in Red Hat's Office of Technology.
Phil Estes
Phil is an open source leader and cloud native expert within IBM Cloud's Office of the CTO.
Phil is an open source contributor and maintainer for Docker's Moby project, a maintainer for the CNCF containerd project, and a contributor to the OCI runc/libcontainer spec implementation. Phil also sits on the Moby Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and has been actively involved in Linux and open source for 15 years. His pick is below.
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Jon Johnson
OCI TOB member and software engineer at Google working on containers
Wei Fu
Maintainer of CNCF/containerd project.
Samuel Karp
Samuel Karp is a Senior Software Development Engineer working on containers at Amazon Web Services. Sam first contributed to Docker in 2015 and containerd in 2017. Sam's current focus is on container runtimes and how the runtimes interact with orchestrators and registries. Sam has written code and designs for Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate and consulted for Amazon ECR and Amazon EKS.
Steve Lasker
As an active member of the OCI distribution work Steve has exemplified technical and cultural leadership. Steve has been a leader within Microsoft container team most recently heading up program management for the Azure container registry.
Aleksa Sarai
Derek McGowan