[wp-hackers] Moving the Project Forward

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Wed Apr 20 19:38:52 GMT 2005

On Wed, 2005-04-20 at 15:15 -0400, Scott Merrill wrote:
> Case in point: Matt said "If we have to add an option for [AutoSave],
> then we've failed."  That drew gasps from #wordpress.  I understand (and
> appreciate -- indeed _celebrate_) WordPress' commitment to end-user
> convenience, but that comment struck me, at least, as extremely
> unrealistic.  Clearly Matt meant something by that comment, and I think
> his meaning was missed by us, to the detriment of all: us because we
> feel bewilderment at what sounds like pie-in-the-sky dreaming; Matt
> because his passion and vision are not being shared by people who could
> help realize it; and the project as a whole because these
> misunderstandings affirm the suspicion that this is "Matt's project"
> through and through.

The philosophy behind this has been discussed a number of times.

Suggested reading:

http://ometer.com/free-software-ui.html (Particularly the "Question of
Preferences" section)



Related reading:


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