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"We're not afraid to let our human side show." —Eric Karkovack
In this episode of Post Status Draft, Eric Karkovack joins Dan Knauss to discuss their top picks for important topics and news stories in WordPress this week. Then they take up the topic of "professionalism." What is it — what does it mean for us in the WordPress community, and how does it relate to a healthy open source project and business ecosystem?
Eric's Top News Picks:
- WP-Optimize "Cheating" Scandal (WP Tavern)
- WebP in WordPress 6.1 On Hold/Being Reconsidered
- WordPress.com Now Offering $499 Websites
Dan's Top News Picks:
- Unethical "GPL clubs" and "piracy" — and what we can do about it. (An emerging discussion in Post Status Slack and on Twitter.)
- Gravity acquires Gravity — Gravity Forms acquires Gravity Flow and Gravity Experts, product/service businesses in the Gravity Forms ecosystem owned by Steven Henty, Director of Product Development for Rocketgenius – the creators of Gravity Forms.
- Our spotlight on Jonathan Bossenger — and what he says (and personally represents) that touches our unique ideas about professionalism in the WordPress ecosystem here at Post Status.
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🔗 Mentioned in the Show
- How Green is WebP Really? (Post Status)
- Is There Such Thing as a Sustainable Internet? How Green is WordPress? (raidboxes)
- Web Almanac (HTTP Archive)
- Elinor Ostrom, A General Framework for Analyzing Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems (Science, 2009) Ostrom identified "ten subsystem variables that affect the likelihood of successful self-organization of efforts to achieve a sustainable socio-ecological systems by the communities involved." These variables seem incredibly relevant as things we can do in the WordPress ecosystem to engage in self-regulation and self-governance to deal with bad actors and quality issues. (Summary at The London School of Economics)
- Nulled Themes and Plugins (Post Status)
- Demon-Haunted World (Cory Doctorow) "Cheating is a given..."
- We don’t need no stinkin’ standards! (Post Status)
- Sarah Schulman, The Trampoline Effect: Redesigning Our Social Safety Net
- Jonathan Bossenger, our Member Spotlight this week (Post Status)
- Building and sustaining community through mentorship (Post Status)
- Mentorship as Contribution (Post Status)
- Eric Karkovack, Freelance WordPress Web Developer (Twitter)
- Dan Knauss, Editor for Post Status (Twitter)
- Olivia Bisset, Web Producer intern for Post Status (Twitter)
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