Governance

The WP Agency Journey with J.J. Toothman of Lone Rock Point

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Cory Miller
Transcript ↓ In this episode, Cory Miller interviews J.J. Toothman, owner of Lone Rock Point, a WordPress agency based in Sudbury, Massachusetts. J.J. shares his agency journey, discussing the growth of his agency and its remote-first approach. Episode Highlights: The…

The scariest thing I’ve seen in a long time

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Dan Knauss
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…

WordPress Podcast and Video Picks for the Week of May 15

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David Bisset
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.

WordPress as a Commons

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Lesley Sim
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?

Can Five for the Future Fund WordPress Research?

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Jordi Cabot
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…

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Dan Knauss

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…

Cathi Bosco explains why she finds…

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Dan Knauss

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…

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Brian Krogsgard

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,…

“Identifying the Stakeholders of WordPress” is…

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Dan Knauss

"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"…
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