New Open Committer and Reviewer Policy

Historically, new WebKit committers and reviewers have been chosen through an internal Apple process. I am pleased to announce a new open, community-based Committer and Reviewer Policy.

Some highlights of the new policy:

  • New committers and reviewers will be chosen by the existing project reviewers.
  • The policy treats everyone equally, regardless of corporate affiliation.
  • There is a clear statement of criteria to be considered as potential a committer or reviewer.

This new policy should address many of the concerns raised by non-Apple contributors to the project and help sustain WebKit’s amazing industry-wide growth.