Clowder follows a typical open source governance model with a group of committers having final say to what ends up in the master/develop branches and a BDFL with final say on disputes and arguments within the community.

If you want to become a contributor please review and follow the following instructions

The following roles exist:

  • Contributor
    • Makes contributions to the project.
    • See to learn how to become one. Please follow the workflow describe in that document. Thank you.
  • Committer
    • Knows the code very well and has made substantial contributions to the project.
    • Helps define how specific features are implemented.
    • Has write permission to develop and master branch.
    • A unanimous vote by current committers is required for a contributor to become a committer.
  • Benevolent Dictator for Life (BDFL)
    • Retains the final say in disputes or arguments within the community.
    • Manages releases. 
    • Helps define long term direction and software architecture.

Current list of active members follows. Full list available in

Benevolent Dictator for Life

  • Luigi Marini is the Benevolent Dictator for Life (BDFL).


  • Luigi Marini
  • Rob Kooper
  • Max Burnette

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Retired Contributors

  • Ashwini Vaidya
  • Avinash Kumar
  • Brock Angelo
  • Constantinos Sophocleous
  • Inna Zharnitsky
  • Mario Felarca
  • Nicholas Tenczar
  • Nishant Nayudu
  • Rui Liu
  • Smruti Padhy
  • Theerasit Issaranon
  • Varun Kethineedi
  • Ward Poelmans
  • Will Hennessy
  • Winston Jansz
  • Xiaocheng Yuan
  • Yibo Guo
  • Indira Gutierrez
  • Yan Zhao
  • Michelle Pitcel

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