I now believe that a one size fits all website publishing product is not possible. Each university has its own set of requirements. The requirements vary from the placement of buttons to the type of accessibility a university mandates. In the end, universities shouldn’t sacrifice individual requirements for ease of use.
Dan and Eric discuss their top picks for WordPress news stories of the week and the topic of professionalism. What is it — what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?
Thomas Nachbar of the University of Virginia School of Law writes in “Why We Can’t Disconnect Russia From the Internet” how he would really like to do so — and more: In the heady early days of the internet, the U.S. approach to internet governance was privatization to encourage competition and to open the internet…
Good viewing and listening for you this weekend! Krogsgard on memberships and churn. Web 2.0 tech leaders reflect. Mike McAlister on the journey from Atomic Blocks and Array Themes to the Liftoff Creator Course. Paid services at Underrepresented in Tech. The Pattern Creator and Directory. WCEU. Inclusive Open Source Processes and Governance.
David and Dan talk with Robert Jacobi, Director of WordPress at Cloudways, about the Joomla project and what WordPress can learn from it.
How did a hate symbol get into WordPress.org? Will more transparent governance help us navigate the age of weaponized open source projects?
In this episode of The Excerpt, David Bisset speaks with Carl Alexander and Tonya Mork about PHP news WordPressers should know about.
Fences can protect or inhibit care of a commons. “Do not remove a fence until you know why it was put up in the first place,” is a classic piece of wisdom. What are the questions we need to ask about our fences and WordPress as a commons?
How can WordPress attract and retain more contributors? How can we assess and improve contributors, leaders, governance, transparency, discourse, and diversity in this dynamic community? Jordi Cabot proposes making research into these areas as a part of WordPress.org’s Five for the Future program.
WordCamp Europe 2021 has concluded its three-day run. It seemed to be received well as an online event. Organizers reported that 3,290 people registered (with 1,841 logged in at once) from 121 countries. 🌐 Among the 48 speakers, Matt Mullenweg and Matias Ventura showed off the latest features in Gutenberg with a video that featured…
Cathi Bosco explains why she finds it important to contribute to the WordPress governance project: “WordPress cannot expect to be leading the way to democratize publishing without basic governance in place.”
Josepha Haden posted some observations about WordPress contributor team structures, noting “that there are multiple paths to WordPress itself, and nearly as many paths to deciding how and when to get involved once you arrive.” Josepha also mentions self-selection, self-service training and selection, and closed selection as ways to form teams depending on the tasks involved. If you…
“Identifying the Stakeholders of WordPress” is a thoughtful document produced by the WordPress Governance Project that takes on “the task of identifying the personas making up the WordPress user base.” 👥 Morten Rand-Hendriksen explains the thinking behind the equation of “users” with “stakeholders” as the logical implication of WordPress’s mission of democratized publishing.
The newly formed WordPress Governance Project had its first meeting on January 15, 2019, in the WordPress Governance Project Slack channel. The minutes for this meeting can be found at WPgovernance.org. The next meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 1600 UTC (11 am EST).
The newly formed WordPress Governance Project, provisionally led by Morten Rand-Hendriksen and Rachel Cherry, will host its first meeting on January 15, 2019, with a one-hour meeting in The WordPress Governance Project Slack channel. It should be interesting to see how this gets started. There is now a dedicated site for the project.
2018 was one of the most exciting years in the history of WordPress for me, but at the same time, it was very stressful and emotionally draining for more than a few people in the community. Two of the most memorable 2018 “year-in-review” reflections come from veteran community members offering a deeper glimpse into their…
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