I’ve been always fascinated by the saying that rather telling what you’re going to do- do it first. And whether you’ve done something great you wont have to claim it- others will talk about it. Lastly, a group of people can do things better than a single person can.
How much changes are done in design aesthetics trends now a days, comparing to 2008?
My design from October, 2008.
“What should WordPress be used for?”
“What is WordPress’ long term vision aka roadmap?”
John O’Nolan asked to the community, on http://john.onolan.org/calypso/
How about a system, which empower the “back-end” for most simple to complex “thing”- for developers, it’s a starter and “engine” to build- for users it’s a power-full “thing” to use on any web-host (or, without host).
The “front-end”, as the Calypso– is just one way of doing it. It could be done differently, and I assume Matt wants to see what community would build, could come up with, or mix other things to get “the one” to be included with the “WordPress Pack”.
It’s my grasp on the matter. Time will reveal itself. :)
Here’s another talk from Mike Monteiro regarding responsibilities to getting the things done rightfully.
Earlier, I saw on twitter that Matt said something about WordPress Theme Industry on WordCamp Europe but I missed it. I was pushing WordPress Org admins (including Matt) for certain changes (I’ll share about those in a post), so I kinda felt annoyed to miss the talk- and then watch other talks on WordCamp Europe. Their YouTube live streaming sort-of flickered now and then, may be had some technical issue from the organizer.
Ended up watching Monteiro talking strongly, as that always makes me feel better- :))
To my experience, there are three distinguish type of people who evolve around Open Source for following:
- Carry the true meaning of it, to make, share and to do whatever they want (freedom and usefulness).
- It’s their way to reaching more people, gaining fame and to brag- even if they pretend to be humble and generous.
- It’s their ultimate business model- they try to show the beauty of it, but intent to take advantage of that only for money.
More or less, it’s great to up for fame, money along with that pure happiness of creating and sharing.
I’m ‘fortunate’ enough to engaged with so called ‘people’, the more they expressed their ‘love’ for open source the more turns out they were after the fame and/or money- nothing else matter to them. At time they always stubbed other ‘partner’ or ‘contributor’ for their ‘benefit’.
Whoever claim they are doing ‘open source’ only because of the beauty of it- that’s the culprit. Mark ’em and careful-