(NB: GHC's development as a whole is not led by any particular group, company, or individual. Affiliations below are listed for identification purposes only, and are optional; contributions do not necessarily represent the interests of employers or academic institutions.)
Contributor Trac names
Lots of people contribute to GHC without yet having commit rights. This list not only celebrates them but also translates their inscrutable Trac names to their real names. Please add yours if you aren't here yet.
Eric Seidel (UCSD). Trac: gridaphobe
Ryan Yates (Rochester). Trac: fryguybob
The following page lists the current people who are allowed to commit to GHC, along with some details about the role they play and how to contact them. If you need guidance or help for your patches, this list may help you find out who you should contact, both on the mailing lists and here. It also gives some indication of where people are, which is convenient when you need to cross time-zone barriers, etc.
At a certain point after you've made enough contributions, the question of commit access inevitably arises. We welcome a steady stream of contributors, because it broadens the sense of ownership of GHC, which is great.
A key point is to have a history of contributing good patches, with attention to detail. These patches do not necessarily need to constitute 'huge' features in their own right - and you certainly don't need to implement a 'huge' feature to get access. But we should be able to see your work. There is really no end of things to do for GHC - so please find something and work at it!
To be granted access, please contact Austin Seipp above. As it currently stands, SPJ will make the final call, and Austin will add your information once verified.
(In some cases, you may also be approached by an existing committer who's willing to represent you, which is great! You'll be contacted appropriately, then.)
This list people who have contributed wonderful things to GHC in the past, but are no longer actively working with us. After 1 year of no commits, we revoke peoples access and add them from the list above to this one. If you're one of these people, contact Austin and we can give access back to you.