It was announced on stage at WordCamp San Francisco that Jon Cave, developer and WordPress core contributor, has been promoted (so to speak) to the WordPress commit team for the 3.3 release cycle. Cave has been contributing to the WordPress core for nearly a year and a half now, with hundreds of patches under his belt. His eye for security has led to him helping out with the last handful of security releases, among other things.
Jane Wells made the announcement officially on the WordPress development blog, and explained just why he makes a good addition to the 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.
Core contributors are sometimes named to the commit team for release cycles to work on key issues. Daryl Koopersmith was named a committer during the 3.2 release cycle, and he will continue in that role for the 3.3 cycle as well.
The core team, extended core team, and recent “rockstars” are all listed on the WordPress Credits page, which you can view from the footer of any WordPress Dashboard since version 3.2. That page also includes the names and WordPress profile links for everyone who contributed to the most recent release of WordPress.
Does the still relatively new credits page, along with seeing talented developers making a real difference to the WordPress core, motivate any of you to contribute more as much as it motivates me?