Category General Knowledge

  • Open Source Basics and WordPress

    7 Lessonsin

    In the following lessons, we’ll discuss some principles of open source software described in Eric Raymond’s book  The Cathedral and The Bazaar. Here’s a link to a free version: http://www.catb.org/esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/ In his book, Raymond talks about the rise and growth of the open source software movement, focusing closely on the Linux project. Linux was one […]

  • How Decisions are Made in the WordPress Project

    6 Lessonsin

    WordPress is built, maintained, and supported in a highly open and collaborative environment. That open collaboration can make leaders think absolute consensus is required to make any decisions. Consensus is a valuable goal when everyone working toward a decision shares the same resources, information, and values. However, in large organizations sometimes decisions that do not […]