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Bitcoin Core Developer Pieter Wuille Scales Back His Maintenance Role

Frederick Munawa - Coindesk
2022-07-08 02:47
Belgian-born Bitcoin Core developer, Peter Wuille is scaling back his contributions to Bitcoin Core. Nevertheless, he will continue contributing code to the project and remains a key player in the Bitcoin ecosystem, given both his influence in the Bitcoin community and his role at Chaincode Labs.
To be clear: I won't stop contributing to code, review, and all the projects I'm involved in. It just so happens I'm not doing much maintenance anymore, so it's time to drop my permissions.
— Pieter Wuille (@pwuille) July 7, 2022
  • Bitcoin Core is the primary implementation of the Bitcoin software that connects to the blockchain. Open-source developers provide vital research, peer review, testing and documentation. A small group with commit access can directly access Bitcoin Core’s code in order to merge new code changes.
  • Up until now, Wuille was part of this smaller group. With his departure, only four developers remain with commit access: Wladimir J. van der Laan, Marco Falke, Michael Ford and Hennadii Stepanov.
  • Over the past year and a half, several Bitcoin developers and maintainers have chosen to leave their various roles, including John Newbery, Samuel Dobson and Jonas Schnelli.
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