Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Presto Foundation hosted?
The Presto Foundation is hosted at the Linux Foundation,
the non-profit which hosts the Linux kernel and many other open source projects. Founded in 2000,
the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for
collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware.
How will the Presto Foundation enable neutral
governance for Presto?
was developed at Facebook in 2012 as a high-performance distributed SQL query engine for
large scale data analytics. Presto Foundation will operate under a community governance model with
representation from each of the founding members. With this evolution Facebook will be collaborating
with the broader ecosystem of users and contributors as one voice in the future of the Foundation.
What are the governing bodies?
The Presto Foundation has two main governing bodies: The Governing Board, and the Technical Steering
The Governing Board manages the Presto Foundation's funding in support of the Presto
open source project. Organizations become members and pay dues, which the Governing Board then
allocates. Premier members are entitled to appoint a representative to the Governing Board, and
participate directly in funding decisions.
The TSC manages the open source development process, and is responsible for
technical oversight of the project. This means continuing the development of Presto as an open
source distributed SQL query engine, but also developing documentation, testing, integration, and
the creation of artifacts that aid the development process. While the TSC is open for any observer
to participate, any contributor to the open source project may, through time, experience, and wise
decision-making, be selected by their peers to be a voting member of the TSC.
It is important to note that while participation on the Governing Board is limited
to Presto Foundation members, anyone may earn the right to lead the TSC, regardless
of their membership status.
How do I get help with something?
For help with anything related to membership (billing, renewals, access to member committees, etc.)
please file a ticket with our member service desk. Project
community members may also file a ticket to gain access to
project resources such as Zoom or shared calendars.