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

Matthew Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Thu Jun 23 17:41:49 GMT 2005

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> "Mike Little, co-founder of WordPress, has no committal privileges which is
> _outrageous_"

Like I said before, confusing committing with privileges is a mistake. 
Mike has many other privileges, including my trust, respect, and very 
prominent links everywhere. His contributions have always been 
recognized. Commiting != contributing, ANYONE can contribute on the bug 
tracker. Besides, wouldn't more people commiting code directly cause 
more problems like the ones people are pointing out now, action being 
taken in the core without discussion?

> Get you act together, priests, and open up discussion with _impact_. IRC
> transcripts? Does anybody expect proficient coders to read 
> transcripts?!?! Or
> even join IRC channels? I haven't been using IRC since I was 16.

Open source collaboration is always going to be multi-modal. If you're 
unwilling to compromise like everyone else, please don't complain.

Matt Mullenweg
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