[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #16838: Excluding Akismet from Future WordPress Releases / Plugin Directory

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#16838: Excluding Akismet from Future WordPress Releases / Plugin Directory
 Reporter:  sc0ttkclark    |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement    |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Plugins        |     Version:  3.1
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-refresh  |     Focuses:

Comment (by sc0ttkclark):

 Akismet is already a featured plugin. I still continue to believe that
 bundling Akismet with WordPress isn't that much different from people
 discovering it from the Featured plugins on the plugin add new screen.

 I like what Akismet does and I'm a fan of the idea behind why it was
 included originally -- but we've proven over time that no other plugin
 meets the criteria for bundling.

 Akismet has enjoyed it's historical placement. Why wouldn't we bundle a
 security plugin with so many sites getting hacked/malware infected? If we
 don't bundle other plugins for these kinds of reasons, then we have no
 choice but to move forward with unbundling Akismet in a future WordPress

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/16838#comment:47>
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