Would love to help maintain it, but committers are too busy.
First they need to switch to git as the main tree (maybe they already did this since I last looked properly).
Second they need to setup gerrit code review and allow anyone and everyone to submit patches and review patches.
Third they need to setup some kind of unit testing and code coverage framework (I wrote a testing tool sslregress once to validate a change I made to fix a long standing API oversight, this tool 'sslregress' does provide a framework to be able to stress test network interaction between two SSL endpoints in ways you can not ordinarily test, it could easily be extended to send garbage data inside valid SSL/TLS records). But someone explain how this can actually make it into the code base ? Who do I need to f**k ?
From my point of view the OpenSSL maintainers are in their ivory tower and that is the way they like it. Maybe it helps keep their revenue streams up ? Since those committers are also part of the official support teams.