Cory (@cfm on GitHub) has been working with the SecureDrop team since June 2021, as part of a fellowship sponsored by Internews. In that time, he’s contributed substantial accessibility improvements to the SecureDrop Source Interface (https://github.com/freedomofpress/securedrop/pull/6041/), along with CI and testing enchancements to the same repo (e.g. https://github.com/freedomofpress/securedrop/pull/6063 & https://github.com/freedomofpress/securedrop/pull/6100). Currently, he’s hard at work on adding support for localization to the SecureDrop Client codebase (e.g. https://github.com/freedomofpress/securedrop-client/pull/1282).
Given the strength of his contributions to date, I propose that we include Cory as an official SecureDrop maintainer. Doing so would grant him approval and merge rights into the various “securedrop-*” repositories, enabling him to review work by others on the team, and in general to collaborate more closely.
It’s worth noting that the Internews fellowship is set to wind down at the end of Q42021. Should Cory be a maintainer at that time, and decide to move on from the project, we can discuss his maintainership status going forward as a group.