WordPress Openness (was Re: [wp-hackers] UI development for 1.6)

Fahim Farook fahim at farook.org
Thu Jun 23 13:28:00 GMT 2005

Roy, let's not make this an issue about personalities - I don't believe 
Mike intended it to be about personalities (my apologies to Mike for 
thinking at first it was ...) and dropping to the personal level is not 
going to achieve anything. The thing to do at this point would be to see 
where the differences of opinion might be and address the issues. As 
Mike has kept on pointing out - this is about WP and ensuring that it 
goes in a direction which would help all the users out there and a 
split, coup whatever is not going to help anybody (though I'd still do 
it if it were me - but that's my personal opinion :p) Sometimes I guess 
you gotta look at the bigger picture ...


Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> [Tarique Sani]:
>> Mike - you missed my point on the Spirit of Open Source - if you feel
>> that WP development is a Cathedral then Open your own Bazaar - the GPL
>> provides you exactly that freedom.
>> Forcing a developer to discuss his actions is IMHO taking away his
>> freedom to develop the code as he wants to.
>> So the bottom line is Fork if you can else Forget it!
>> And yes forking is good competition and in true spirit of Open Source
> Tarique, Mike Little forked b2 along with Matt. Why should he be 
> elbowed to work
> on a fork for what he himself forked??? Who has admin privileges for 
> wp.org?
> Matt does. The mailing lists? Matt. The IRC channels? Matt. The code? 
> Matt et
> al. In my humble opinion, Mike had been robbed.
> Roy

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