Grandparents love us because they see an opportunity to correct their parenting mistakes. Unfortunately for you, you’re a WordPress child and when parents fight, there’s no one to run to. WordPress lacks grandparents, entities that have your best interests in mind and regardless of your behaviors.
WordPress.org Guidelines and Policies
There are pros and cons to the way WordPress.org and WordCamp (extension of WordPress.org) are run. I’m here to argue for neither. WordPress.org has the right to do whatever it feels as a website and organization. I deserve the same freedom on DevPress.com.
What’s troubling for me personally is how a massive site like WordPress.org continues to make decisions against the interests of the community without consequence. Every couple of years, something new gets established at WordPress.org. We’d argue about it at the expense of someone’s blog for about 100 to 200 comments and then learn to live with it without compromise.
Surprisingly, we have no influence on the hub we contribute to. It’s like an immune system trying to a keep a person alive, but he/she can’t stop getting sick. Even if it’s for a good cause like running for a healthier body, you shouldn’t run 20 miles on the first day. Maybe , you (WordPress.org) should learn to listen to your body (community).
Compromise and Take Care of Your Kids
That’s what parents do for the good of the family. Some suggests Automattic should create a 100% GPL compliant market to replace ThemeForest. That’s a no-no. When parents fight based on personal interests, they need to compromise, not win. When one side wins, you get even less freedom.
The WordPress community needs a new WordPress centric place to simply exist without strict guidelines.
- a place to act as a hub for communication
- an unbiased source where we can read the news, learn, and exist without the filters that are WordPress.org and Themeforest.net
- a place to meet up for online events
- and maybe a free market will grow from it without affecting the .org side of your WordPress life
Why do we, one of the biggest communities online, spread ourselves too thin across Twitter, Facebook, WordPress.org, Google Plus, etc.?