What does a trustworthy open source project need? Governance.
It needs some rules. So it needs a way to make the rules. More important, it needs a way to change the rules. And a way to change who makes the rules.
For OpenTelemetry, that means Governance Committee elections, and they happen this October. Voters include the approvers and maintainers of each OpenTelemetry project, plus “Active members – those with 20 contributions (PRs, Issues, Comments etc.) in the prior rolling year.”
Maybe that’s you. More likely not, so you can rest happy that somebody is worrying about this. Because of all this governance, I trust in the future of OpenTelemetry. I’m happy to use it in my software.