The Prometheus project follows the Prometheus governance.
Prometheus is developed in the open. Here are some of the channels we use to communicate and contribute:
User mailing lists:
Calendar for public events: We have a public calendar for events, which you can use to join us.
If you just want to get an overview, simply use our web view in your browser's time zone.
If you're using Google products, there's an automagic link to add it your own Google calendar.
If you're using a different calendar, there's an .ics to add to non-Google calendars.
Issue tracker: Use the GitHub issue tracker for the various Prometheus repositories to file bugs and features request. If you need support, please send your questions to the prometheus-users mailing list rather than filing a GitHub issue.
Please do not ask individual project members for support. Use the channels above instead, where the whole community can help you and benefit from the solutions provided. If community support is insufficient for your situation, please refer to the Support & Training page.
We welcome community contributions! Please see the
CONTRIBUTING.md file in the respective Prometheus
repository for instructions on how to submit changes. If you are
planning on making more elaborate or potentially controversial
changes, please discuss them in the developers IRC channel or on
the mailing list before sending a pull request.
We host public weekly meetings focused on Prometheus development and contributions. It’s meant for developers and maintainers to meet and get unblocked, pair review, and discuss development aspects of the Prometheus and related official projects (e.g node_exporter, alertmanager). The document linked below contains all the details, including how to register.
Office Hours: Prometheus Contributor Office Hours – public weekly meetings focused on Prometheus development and contributions.
We strive to be as open and public as possible. Technical discussions happen on the development list, our meetings are public. As of 2021, we carry a public, rolling meeting notes document. You can find our historic meeting notes below.
To make Prometheus a welcoming and harassment-free experience for everyone, we follow the CNCF Code of Conduct.
Prometheus is an independent open-source project and not controlled by any single company. To emphasize this we joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2016 as the second project after Kubernetes.
Special thanks to DigitalOcean for providing hosting resources.
The Prometheus logo was contributed by Robin Greenwood.