[wp-hackers] Putting the P in WordPress
wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Thu Jul 8 04:03:03 UTC 2010
I wasn't going to reply to this thread again, but there are two small points that warrant a brief response:
On Jul 7, 2010, at 9:44 AM, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> On 7/7/2010 9:11 AM, Stephen Rider wrote:
>> I laughed when Matt said we were approaching Godwin's Law. :-) Some of the rhetoric is getting a bit overwrought, but for the most part I think it's remained pretty civil.
> We are -- someone is comparing the capitalization of the letter P with removing the sacred freedoms every WordPress user is given by the GPL.
Just to be clear, Matt... I was AGREEING with you on this. Sorry if I wasn't more clear. I laughed because of the (IMO) extremity of some of the language used by others, not because I thought you were overwrought.
On Jul 7, 2010, at 10:27 AM, John Bloch wrote:
> Changing Wordpress to WordPress is not something to get up in arms about. I know people that replace lists of offensive words with four asterisks. Can they now not use WordPress because they're violating the written contents of those writers? That seems like a bigger violation of 'written content' than this, doesn't it?
What people do on their own sites is their own business. However, if someone wrote such a filter into WordPress Core to silently censor such language, because a Core contributor decided he doesn't like naughty language... YES, that would be a significant issue,
I'm pretty sure there exist plugins that do just as you describe.
And now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go write some code. Peace.
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