[wp-hackers] One CMS to Rule Them All (was This was painful to read...)

Charles Frees-Melvin charles at cefm.ca
Wed Dec 2 22:49:34 UTC 2009

I think with the direction proposed with core plugins to enhance and  
add more functionality. I leaves the opportunity for WordPress to  
enhance it's core, while leaving the leanness that people expect.

On 2009-12-02, at 6:44 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> On Dec 2, 2009, at 5:22 PM, Adam Taylor wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Mike Schinkel
>> <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>wrote:
>>> I have absolutely no jealousy here; I'm a pragmatic entrepreneur  
>>> who knows
>>> how to program.  I want a business solution, not to follow an  
>>> ideology.
>> Why don't you "embrace open source", fork Wordpress, and shape it  
>> how you
>> like.  If others agree with your idea/philosophy they will support  
>> it by
>> using it, and Wordpress can stick to being an awesome blogging  
>> platform.
> Because I see that #1 value of WordPress being it's large user base  
> and large support for that user base.  Forking would be killing the  
> goose that lays the golden eggs in that respect.  I would *never*  
> fork a successful open source project.  I would instead try to  
> influence it within.
> For the record there are almost certainly better technical solutions  
> than WordPress but the inertia behind WordPress make all those  
> technical benefits moot.
> -Mike Schinkel
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