We announced back in October that we would be changing from a single OpenSSL Project Team to having an OpenSSL management committee and a set of committers which we planned to expand to enable the greater involvement from the community.
Now that we have in place committer guidelines, we have invited the first set of external (non-OMC) community members to become committers and they have each accepted the invitation.
What this means for the OpenSSL community is that there is now a larger group of active developers who have the ability to review and commit code to our source code repository. These new committers will help the existing committers with our review process (i.e., their reviews count towards approval) which we anticipate will help us keep on top of the github issues and pull request queues.
The first group of non-OMC committers (in alphabetical order) are:
As always, we welcome comments on submissions and technical reviews of pull requests from anyone in the community.
Note: All submissions must be reviewed and approved by at least two committers, one of whom must also be an OMC member as described in the project bylaws