Nix Team

The Nix team is responsible for maintaining and releasing the Nix package manager.


The Nix team has ownership of the Nix source code. It is accountable for and has the authority to make changes to Nix happen.

This includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Establish, communicate, and maintain a technical roadmap
  • Enable contributors
  • Ensure capacity for reviewing PRs and addressing issues
  • Define and assert quality criteria for contributions
  • Keep code healthy, documentation up to date
  • Manage the release lifecycle
  • Regularly publish reports on work done
  • Engage with third parties in the interest of the project


The Nix team has a weekly meeting to triage and discuss issues and PRs, and a weekly working session to review PRs and hack on code.