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

Harish Narayanan harish.mlists at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 22:58:51 UTC 2009

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.

Therefore, please submit high quality patches to go along with your many
ideas. This is the most credible way to shape the direction of a
community project.


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