The Layer5 Community

New members are always welcome

Warm, welcoming, and encouraging. Embrace developer-defined infrastructure and help empower every engineer with us.

We build projects to provide learning environments and cloud native infrastructure and application management tooling. Share in our collective accolades as you build lifelong relationships, and world-stage software. Our shared commitment to the open source spirit pushes Layer5 projects forward.

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Open Source and Cloud Native

Layer5 projects are open source software. Anyone can download, use, work on, and share it with others. It's built on principles like collaboration, globalism, and innovation. Layer5 projects are distributed under the terms of Apache v2.

Jump in. The community is warm!

Our Community Members

With active members from around the globe, the Layer5 community is a collection of diverse open source contributors, each of whom espouse our cultural values of inclusivity and paying it forward for others. We welcome individuals at all stages of their development and of all walks of life. Every member is encouraged to embrace these values and support one another in meaningfully and consistently advancing the community's open source initiatives.

We believe that every contributor deserves a safe and friendly environment, enabling them to effectively compare different ideas and find the best solutions for advancement, while building the size, diversity, and strength of the community.


An onboarding and mentoring program

Layer5 MeshMates

The Layer5 community is growing at a tremendous rate. We value our connections and that is what makes us unique. Whether it is your first Layer5 meeting or your tenth contribution, we want to make sure that you are supported and equipped to take advantage of all of that the Layer5 community has to offer.

In the Layer5 mentor program, we will match you up with a MeshMate to support and guide you along the way, by enabling you to identify your area of interests within the projects, directing you towards working groups to join, growing your Cloud Native knowledge, and establishing a network of relationships.

Open Source Mentorship Program

Newcomers Welcome!

Are you new to the community?

Begin your journey by joining the community Slack. Then, use the resources linked in our Contributor's Journey Map and engage in the community and projects.

Wow, you all are incredibly helpful. I wish every open source community was as friendly as Layer5's.

Priyanshu Sharma

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Checkout the Layer5 community by joining us on Slack

Layer5, the cloud native management company

An empowerer of engineers, Layer5 helps you extract more value from your infrastructure. Creator and maintainer of cloud native standards. Maker of Meshery, the cloud native manager.