Where can I find a list of people that can commit directly to the github project?


I maintain a list of people who have had commit access to Bitcoin Core on Bitcointalk and on Reddit (it's the same list just in two different places). Both lists are kept up to date and include everyone who has ever had commit access, the date range for which they had access, and why they were given commit access.

The (as of June 25th, 2019) current list of people with commit access are:

  • Pieter Wuille (sipa)
  • Wladimir J. van der Laan (laanwj, wumpus)
  • Jonas Schnelli (jonasschnelli)
  • Marco Falke (marcofalke)
  • Samuel Dobson (MeshCollider)
  • Micahel Ford (fanquake)
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  • Thanks, this is the accepted answer now! – ripper234 Jul 21 '19 at 15:07

There is a incomplete list in the wiki.

Sadly, the list of people who have push access to the GitHub repository is not public viewable.

Core developers are listed on Bitcoin.org in terms of number of commits.

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    Is there a reason that is not public knowledge? (other than no one has gotten around to making it so?) seems like an important thing for folks to be able to know, if they wanted to – lemonginger Sep 28 '11 at 23:53

Mike Hearn - Google engineer and BitCoinJ developer, created a quick reference guide to some of the communities top contributors, based on publicly available information, Real Names, to make Bitcoin come across as a more professional, trustworthy project.

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People who have push access (as of September 27th, 2011) are according to this message on the Bitcoin development mailing list:

Some more info on these people can be found on the wiki.

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  • Doesnt sound like decentralization to me. How hard is it for 5 people to collude, when there is that much money at stake? – Fred Blauer Jun 25 '19 at 15:08
  • This should be a comment rather than an answer. Anyways, you are conflating the title of a maintainer with being a leader of the project, which really isn’t what the role entails. – Ugam Kamat Jun 25 '19 at 16:16

According to a comment by Pieter Wuille posted to this article, there are five people with write access to the repo:

  • Gavin Andresen
  • Wladimir J. van der Laan
  • Greg Maxwell
  • Jeff Garzik
  • Pieter Wuille

This list matches the one published here:


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  • This is correct as of may 2015. – Pieter Wuille May 14 '15 at 21:53
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    However, you spelled my name wrong :) – Pieter Wuille May 15 '15 at 5:08
  • Sorry about that. Fixed. – Rich Apodaca May 15 '15 at 17:09

This chat transcript has the developers listed as

[06:55] <noagendamarket>     Satoshi Nakamoto
[06:55] <noagendamarket>     Gavin Andresen - (PGP)
[06:55] <noagendamarket>     Amir Taaki - (PGP)
[06:55] <noagendamarket>     Pieter Wuille
[06:55] <noagendamarket>     Nils Schneider - nils.schneider@gmail.com
[06:55] <noagendamarket>     Jeff Garzik - jgarzik@exmulti.com (PGP)
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  • Note that the reported date of that transcript is 2011-09-04. – nealmcb Sep 7 '11 at 3:34
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    Just to clarify: September 4th. – ripper234 Sep 7 '11 at 3:37

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