Podcast Picks 🎙️ Here are my podcast picks: Open Sourcery: Jonathan Bossenger had a discussion with Mika Epstein about the horrific experience she had when a member of the open-source community harassed her. This leads to a good talk about burnout as well. 😖 The Open Source Economist: In this episode of The Open Source…
The WordPress Foundation is looking for local community organizers to run introductory open-source workshops in 2018. Financial support is available, “up to $500 USD per event” for “costs associated with event venue, refreshments, and/or videography.” Citing a recent study that shows “the majority of Github participation in OSS projects is centered in North America and Western and…
Tom McFarlin discusses the spectrum of open source philosophies, and it’s a terrific read. I definitely fall more into Tom’s camp, of utilitarian, versus purist philosophy.
It’s still far from simple to do well — let alone do better — what was first possible in the Web 1.0 era, even before WordPress was born. Thoughts on “WordPress Lite” and “Create Once, Publish Everywhere.”
Magne Ilsaas wants WordPress to be more than the pragmatic choice for enterprise clients. He wants WordPress agencies to be known for a distinct WordPress culture and mindset. Alain Schlesser, Carole Olinger, Carl Alexander, and Zach Stepek have a frank talk with Bob Dunn about the costs of not supporting WordPress contributors. Post Status members including Dave Loodts, Marius Jensen, Jeremy Ward, and Chris Reynolds discuss the looming PHP 7.4 EOL. Plus Jb Audras‘ breakdown of contributions to the WordPress 6.1 release. For your weekend reading, some news and insights from business, workplace, webtech, and govtech writers beyond the WordPress bubble.
Lesley Sim thinks special badges on WordPress.org could incentivize core contribution if they earned developers a boost in plugin rankings.