The core team is not bound to any single organization and primarily consists of volunteers that have made significant contributions to GitLab. Contributions vary from development, documentation, community building, online community forum participation, translations and UX design to helping others contribute and more. One-third (1/3) of the core team can be GitLab team members, who help advocate for the community internally.
Core team members can be reached by
You can also reach out to core team members via their
or on the
The core team has scheduled calls during which core team members are encouraged
to discuss topics related to the GitLab open source
and the wider
Current members can nominate a new member from the wider community at any time using a confidential issue to limit any possible negative feedback in the smallest setting possible. The nominee will be added to the core team if they have received positive votes from two-thirds (2/3) of all current core team members within a two week period and accept the nomination. Any core team member can gracefully stand down and become a core team alumni if they think they can no longer allocate time for contributing. More information is available in the Core Team handbook page.