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Mission Statement

To ensure the quality, stability and long-term maintenance of the Linux kernel by maintaining an open ecosystem around test automation practices and principles.

Objective: Maintainer buy-in

Drive for adoption of the project as an integral part of the Linux kernel development workflow by Linux kernel maintainers.

Key Results

  • Maintainers require basic CI to pass before reviewing/accepting/merging
  • Maintainers require test cases for acceptance of new features running in CI

Objective: Broad adoption

Promote participation from and adoption by kernel developers, and hardware manufacturers to use and improve the ecosystem.

Key Results

  • Kernel developer community becomes dependent on good automation and CI
  • Hardware manufacturers depend on KernelCI for production kernel quality
  • Downstream kernels depend on upstream testing by KernelCI

Objective: Community collaboration

Join forces with existing testing projects and work towards a shared set of tooling and infrastructure.

Key Results

  • Consolidated email reports going to kernel community: “one report to rule them all”
  • Maintain a shared reporting and visualization service ( for upstream kernel testing
  • Maintain a shared set of code and tools available for use by derivative projects

Objective: Membership growth

In order to achieve the mission and objectives, funding is needed. Funding comes primarily from project membership dues through the Linux Foundation.

Key Results

  • Highlight member technologies
  • New members: 1-2 per year
  • Available funding for on-going project management, software development, infrastructure, support and community engagement initiatives