[wp-hackers] Off-topic rant: WP-Pro

Eric Mann eric at eamann.com
Thu Aug 26 14:56:54 UTC 2010

Since the lists are all hosted by Automattic, they definitely have the right to
close lists whenever they want for whatever (or no) reason.
Not to say I agree with the action.  I actually find it very disturbing and
would like to know the reasons as well.  I'm just saying that since the lists
are an Automattic "product" they don't have to make decisions based on community
sentiment.  If the lists were hosted by wordpress.org, though, it would be a
different matter.

On August 26, 2010 at 2:48 PM Gavin Pearce <Gavin.Pearce at 3seven9.com> wrote:

> --Off-topic warning--
> Jane @ Automattic recently made the decision to post a message to the
> WP-Pro mailing list saying it was up for closure.
> The list had many people speaking up against this decision, and asked
> Jane several times to comment or reply on the real reasons why - all of
> which were ignored.
> The list has since been closed.
> Does anyone know anything about this? I was unaware that Automattic
> could just close WordPress lists on a whim, I thought this kind of
> decision was to be more community based?
> Maybe I'm wrong, just concerns me with the future of this list also for
> example ...
> Cheers,
> Gav
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