Jenkins Governance Meeting

As per the Jenkins Governance Document, the community holds a regular governance meeting. This meeting is used to make decisions about the project: budget approvals, key decisions sign-off, voting on proposals if there is no consensus, etc. It is open for everyone to participate and vote. The topics are usually discussed in the developer mailing list ahead of the meeting, so contributors can share their feedback and cast votes asynchronously.

This meeting is rarely used for technical decisions, for that purpose we use the developer mailing list and Jenkins Enhancement Proposals. If a decision cannot be made at the governance meeting, the project’s governance board takes priority.

How to join the meetings?

The governance meeting commonly happens every two weeks on Wednesdays, 6PM UTC. We hold the meeting as a recorded video call or as a chat in the #jenkins-meeting IRC Channel on Freenode. The meetings calendar with links is available here.

How to propose a topic?

  1. Start a discussion with your proposal in the developer mailing list

  2. Wait for initial feedback in the mailing list. If there is a strong consensus among community members and no formal approval needed, the mailing list thread might be enough.

  3. Suggest a change to the agenda document linked below.


Starting from 12.12.2019, the governance meeting agenda is posted in this Google Document. Everyone is welcome to add a topic for one of the incoming meetings by suggesting a change in this Google document.

Meeting notes

Minutes and raw conversation history for each meeting can be found in full on The meeting minutes also contain the list of action items defined at the meeting.

IRC Tips

The meeting is run with the moderation of a bot. You can use the #info and #idea commands to flag info and ideas as such, which will be noted in the meeting minutes. Further commands are documented here.