In order to help relieve some of the flood of issues that the Zend Framework project has with contributions, a new team has been/is being formed to work with some of the issues surrounding contributions to the framework. Padraic Brady has a new post to his blog talking about the formation of this team.
For those of you not presently keeping watch on the Contributors mailing list or IRC, a Community Review Team (CR Team) has been established to assist with contributions to the Zend Framework. The role of the team will take a bit of time to settle into and explore. [...] Essentially, the CR Team will have an advisory/liason role as it pertains to the proposing and maintenance of components. You should note that it will have limited decision capability, and Zend will continue to issue final approval for new proposals.
Among the duties of this new group there are things like contacting a maintainer on behalf of a contributor, identify orphaned components, solicit community feedback on proposals and notification to Zend when a proposal is ready. Some of the members of this team have already been set including Rob Allen, Padraic, Shaun Farrell and Ben Scholzen. If you're interested in the team or just want to talk with them about your proposal, you can find at least a few of them hanging out in the #zftalk.dev channel on the Freenode IRC network.
You can also read more about it on Rob Allen's blog today.