[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress
m at mullenweg.com
Tue Jul 6 22:26:23 UTC 2010
On 7/6/2010 2:42 PM, Chip Bennett wrote:
> I believe that the issue here involves equally the underlying impropriety of
> the filter and your perceived attitude toward those who are asking for the
> filter's removal.
I'm sorry if my words did not convey my understanding and empathy for
people who are against the filter -- email is not great at that -- but I
having read every message in this thread I think I have a pretty good
grasp of it.
> By imposing on end users your purpose - regardless of how noble - of
> correctly spelling "WordPress" you are violating the very freedoms you
That statement is hard for me to accept because the freedoms provided by
the GPL are completely intact and, to me, sacred. I have spent the
majority of my adult life spreading them to millions of people and I
feel to compare this trivial issue to removing them should invoke some
form of Godwin's law, and I will not respond to any more messages along
> This function should have been written as a plugin from the very beginning.
> Bundle it with core if you must (surely it is - at a minimum - more useful
> than Hello Dolly, after all).
I think you also fundamentally misunderstand the point of Hello Dolly.
> As for me: what concerns me most is the "slippery slope" consideration of the
> core development team's response to community outcry regarding this function
> being added to core.
One of the hardest things about developing software for an audience as
large as WordPress' is maintaining a balance between community feedback
(where community > 1% of users) and developer feedback (this list, the
~1,200 active people on Trac).
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