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If you would like to self-nominate for the TSC, please list your name, represented group, a short biography and statement of intent for running.

For details on eligibility and mechanics, please see this page.

The nomination period will end December 17th, 2018.

The TSC is responsible for:

  1. Setting high level architecture goals and coordinating overall project architecture and technical direction
  2. Selecting technology stack, software features and supported hardware including
  3. approving project or system proposals (including, but not limited to, incubation, deprecation, and changes to a sub-project’s scope);
  4. organizing sub-projects and removing sub-projects;
  5. Developing Project use cases;
  6. Defining and monitoring Project technical processes and interfaces with third party code and external projects including creating sub-committees or working groups to focus on cross-project technical issues and requirements;
  7. Overseeing the Infrastructure Working Group other TSC working groups;
  8. Appointing representatives to work with other open source or open standards communities;
  9. Establishing community norms, workflows, issuing releases, and security issue reporting policies;
  10. Approving and implementing policies and processes for contributing (to be published in the CONTRIBUTING file) and coordinating with other project committees to resolve matters or concerns that may arise as set forth in Section 7 of this Charter;
  11. Engaging in discussions, seeking consensus, and where necessary, voting on technical matters relating to the code base that affect multiple projects;
  12. Setting target dates for software development and testing;
  13. Coordinating any marketing, events, or communications regarding the Project with the Manager of LF Projects and the Marketing Advisory Council of the LF Networking Fund of The Linux Foundation (“LFN”);
  14. Establishing a vetting process for maintaining security and integrity of new and/or changed code base and documentation, including vetting for malicious code and spyware; and
  15. Establishing a security issue reporting policy and resolution procedure.



Name: Randy Bias

  • Represented Group - Community Committee
  • Short Biography: I run open source strategy for Juniper and was the instigator inside of Juniper for the community "reboot".  I previously served on the OpenStack Board of Directors and currently serve on the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) TAC as Juniper's representative.  As one of the visionaries for the community, I'm uniquely positioned to help Tungsten Fabric achieve it's full future potential.  And as most people know, I'm a no BS guy that is in earnest to help TF grow without Juniper Networks over the long term.
  • Statement of Intent: I am looking to more deeply engage with the community by becoming a voting member of the TSC.

Name: Paul Carver

  • Represented Group - Technical Committee
  • Short Biography: I am a current member of the TC and the ARB as well as running the infrastructure team meetings. I have been deeply involved in Tungsten Fabric since the beginning of the community "reboot" as well as involved with OpenContrail before that as an architect coordinating AT&T's Contrail feature enhancement roadmap.
  • Statement of Intent: My focus is on the architecture and feature planning as well as the CI system and ensuring that potential contributors are able to successfully learn how the tools and processes work in order to be able to contribute code (including test code as well as documentation) and see it become part of a release.

Name: Sukhdev Kapur

  • Represented Group - Technical Committee
  • Short Biography - I am a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks. I am a current member of TSC and ARB (Architectural Review Board) of Tungsten Fabric. Additionally, I am a TSC member of Akraino Edge project (OpenSource project under Linux Foundation).

    I was instrumental in helping develop Tungsten Fabric technical charter, as well as the blueprint process. I am, and have been, ATC (Active Technical Contributor) to several OpenStack projects. I have chaired and co-chaired multiple teams in OpenStack and have driven multi-project architectural integration – generally a huge challenge in Open Source world. I have been actively involved in Open Source world for 6+ years.

    In the past life, I have worked for several successful startups which were either acquired or had successful IPOs. Additionally, I have worked for several large corporations in the architect role where I have driven architectures that resulted in multi-billion portfolios. Some of these names include Arista Networks, F5 Networks, Cisco, etc. I was winner of Pioneer Award in Cisco – highest technical achievement award, and several others.

    I hold several patents in the area of Hierarchical Datacenter topologies, Hybrid Cloud, High Availability, Disaster recovery using distributed deployments, etc. 

  • Statement of Intent: My focus is in two parts; First to contribute to the Architecture and planning of Tungsten Fabric, and second to be the champion for the TF community. I am presently collaborating with many projects/vendors/operators to integrate Tungsten Fabric into many remote edge solutions to expand the scope of Tungsten Fabric community. Additionally, I host several Tungsten Fabric Developer Summits to help (and on-board) developers into the Tungsten Fabric community. As a TSC member, I intent to continue to do this. 

Name: Prabhjot Singh Sethi

  • Represented Group - Technical Committee
  • Short Biography: I am a Chief Architect at ATS heading initiatives on Tungsten Fabric, Openstack and other SDN solutions for various client needs. Prior to this i was part of the Juniper's Contrail team and has been a significant contributor to TungstenFabric with work in various areas such as writing infrastructure components, feature delivery, performance improvements, stability, OVSDB integration with Tungsten Fabric etc. I have strong Networking background with experience working on various protocol stack, RFCs, standards and datapath components
  • Statement of Intent: I am focused on the user requirements, and feature delivery with which we should be able to get more adaption of TF

Name: Joseph Gasparakis

  • Represented Group - Technical Committee
  • Short Biography: I am a Software Architect for SDN and NFV with the Networking Platform Group of Intel. I have worked several years doing hands on development of networking stacks and I have done DPDK and Linux kernel development. At the same time I have been leading teams integrating NFV stacks. The combination of deep knowledge of hardware and CPU architecture, together with low level networking programming and a clear understanding of the integration problems allow me to be able to direct the technical discussions focusing on things that matter. Hopefully your experience with me being the acting chair of the TF TC since the first "Reboot Summit" and leading the SmartNIC offloads discussions proves that.
  • Statement of Intent: I want to help foster a strong, well connected  and functional TF Technical Committee and help further the adoption of TF 


Statement of Intent – Being in an unique position of using Tungsten Fabric with a custom cloud management system, I would ensure that TF stays interoperable with a wider orchestrators ecosystem. This includes being scalable to tens of thousands nodes and being modular, so vendors may choose which features go into the product depending on their setting. Another goal for me would be to maintain Tungsten Fabric's presence and recognition within Russian networking community.

Name: Jim St. Leger

Represented Group - Community Committee


Statement of Intent: I want to help grow Tungsten Fabric as an open source project with a robust and diverse community. I feel that project growth is needed in the area of getting the TF consumers to be more vocal and involved in the community, the demand side, but also to build and expand the developer community including committers, reviewers, testers, and architects. One of my overarching themes will be to drive both awareness of TF but also to expand an improved out of the box experience to entice network engineers and developers to try TF.

Name: Darien Hirotsu

  • Represented Group: Community Committee
  • Short Biography: At SDN Essentials/Redapt, I support customers in both a pre and post sales capacity navigating all things networking. Our company's founder, Doug Marschke, currently serves on the Community Committee, so our organization is looking to continue our involvement with Tungsten Fabric. Having worked on production deployments of OpenContrail and having proxied for Doug Marschke on a handful of Tungsten Fabric governance meetings, I'm excited for the opportunity to work with this community to enable customers in their learning and adoption of Tungsten Fabric as a "go to" solution for controller based networking.
  • Statement of Intent: I want to contribute time and effort to help customers see Tungsten Fabric as a "go-to" solution for controller based networking regardless of underlying infrastructure and orchestration platform.