The CiviCRM Core Team (“the Core Team”) is comprised of members of CiviCRM LLC and leaders of the development, infrastructure, security and product maintenance teams. Its central purposes are 1) production and maintenance of CiviCRM the software, 2) stewardship of the CiviCRM community and 2) management of the project’s financial and legal interests. It coordinates contributions from community users and developers, ensures that people have access to the infrastructure they need to work and communicate effectively, and provides leadership for the project.
The Core Team is tasked with many ongoing efforts including release management, community management, PR review, and overall project management. When possible, it undertakes specific initiatives consistent with the mission and roadmap of CiviCRM.
- Click here for the most recent update on the current priorities of the Core Team.
Though the Core Team may play an active role in other aspects of the project not listed above, these are predominantly driven by the CiviCRM community itself via a working group structure and consistent with established community guidelines.
The Core Team is funded through member and partner programs, through sponsors and major donors, and through its own earned income. Financial support is always welcome!
Work with the Core Team
The Core Team is available to hire on projects that move CiviCRM forward. We work on projects where the code is contributed back to CiviCRM and thus made freely available to our entire community.
The Core Team only works on projects that have broad applicability within the CiviCRM community. If this fits with your project, or if you are unsure about whether this applies to your initiative, email us at email@example.com to get the process started.
About CiviCRM LLC
CiviCRM is incorporated in the United States as a California-based Limited Liability Company, though it operates as a not-for-profit organization. It is focused on improving and producing CiviCRM (the software), ensuring the continuity of the project’s operation, protecting the project’s trademarks, and codebase, and addressing all legal and financial matters.
The financials of CiviCRM LLC are made available to the community in the form of annual income statements. Additional reporting may be made available for specific events or intiatives, or by request.
As a company, CiviCRM LLC is ‘manager-managed’, meaning that it is overseen and governed by individuals designated as managers in CiviCRM LLC's operating agreement. CiviCRM LLC is currently managed by Josh Gowans, Mathieu Lutfy, Tim Otten and Coleman Watts. Its legal members are Josh Gowans, Tim Otten and Coleman Watts.
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