GCC steering committee

The steering committee was founded in 1998 with the intent of preventing any particular individual, group or organization from getting control over the project. Its primary purpose is to make major decisions in the best interests of the GCC project and to ensure that the project adheres to its fundamental principles found in the project's mission statement. [see the original announcement below].

In April 1999 the steering committee was appointed by the FSF as the official GNU maintainer for GCC and changed its name to GCC steering committee.

GCC steering committee members

The steering committee consists of the following members. The best place to reach them is the gcc mailing list.

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Membership in the steering committee is a personal membership. Affiliations are listed for identification purposes only; steering committee members do not represent their employers or academic institutions. Generally speaking, committee members were chosen to represent the interests of communities (e.g. Fortran users, embedded systems developers, kernel hackers), not companies.

The original announcement from November 10, 1998

From its initial conception, the egcs project [now GCC]
has strived to organize itself in a manner which prevents any
particular individual or company from having control over the project.

To that end, when the project was formed several individuals were contacted
to make decisions for the GCC project.  These individuals come from a
variety of backgrounds and represent various groups with an interest in the
long term health of GCC.

We feel it is in the best interest of the GCC project at this time to turn
this informal group into an official steering committee, and to make public
its membership.

The primary purpose of the steering committee is to make major decisions in
the best interests of the GCC project and to ensure that the project adheres
to its fundamental principles found in the project's mission statement.


I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank everyone on the
steering committee for their help in getting this project off the ground and
making it successful.  --  Marc

Per Bothner
Joe Buck
Craig Burley
David Edelsohn
Kaveh R. Ghazi
Torbjorn Granlund
Jeffrey A. Law
Marc Lehmann
Jason Merrill
David Miller
Toon Moene
Joel Sherrill
Jim Wilson