It is with great pleasure (not to mention optimism, satisfaction, and many other adjectives) that I officially announce the addition of Jon Cave (aka duck_, or said aloud as “duck undah”) to the WordPress version 3.3 commit team. Duck’s consistently good code, communication skills, eye for security, and tireless efforts made it a natural choice to give him a more official role with this release cycle. Also, @ryan is just sick of having to commit his patches. 🙂
duck_ joins permanent committers @nacin, @dd32, Nikolay, and Joseph Scott, as well as @dkoopersmith, whose 3.2 commit stint has been re-upped.
Congrats, you deserve it!
Jon Cave aka "duck_" at WordCamp SF 2011 — photo by Mark Jaquith
Another community member has impressed us all with his contributions, patience, thoughtfulness, and poetic code: please join me in welcoming Nacin to the commit group. 🙂
On new commit messages you might start seeing a familiar name, DD32 aka Dion Hulse. He’ll be initially focusing on the areas he’s already contributed a ton to like automatic upgrades and HTTP. He has been a mentor to many and is not scared to jump into any part of the code keeping a positive outlook no matter how far down the rabbit hole he ends up. *cough* WP_Query *cough*
A round of applause for the WordPress contributor with the longest hair. 🙂
One of the goals for the team in 2010 is to greatly expand the number of people with direct commit access, so the emphasis is more on review and collaboration. Right now commit access is tied up with being a “lead developer,” of which we’ve always found a small group of 3-5 works best, but now we want commit to be more a recognition of trust, quality, and most importantly activity, and something that can dynamically flow in and out as their level of commitment (har har) changes and decoupled from the “lead dev” role.