[wp-hackers] The problem with Contributions and This Thread

Greg Boggs greg at humhost.com
Sun Jan 2 04:34:49 UTC 2011

Leading documentation, committing huge chunks of code, and leading 
commit props all sound like the perfect reasons to add someone to the 
leadership team of a project that is run based on merit. So far the only 
reason we've read here not to add him to the core group is that he's 
upset that he has been excluded despite his merit.

Advocating for your work and reminding others of your contributions has 
long been an element of successful contributors to open source projects. 
Granted, he could have handled his problem with more tact, but if he 
hadn't mailed the list, very few people would even know he exists.

On 12/30/2010 04:40 PM, wp-hackers-request at lists.automattic.com wrote:
> Jacob has contributed greatly to the project in the past, it's true. In
> addition to http and other funcitonal patches, he did a huge chunk with
> inline documentation in 2.7 that definitely lead to a lot of commit
> props (and verbal props from me in pretty much every talk or interview I
> did around that time). But that isn't a reason to add someone to the
> leadership group.

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