This is the home of the Make Community team for the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project!
Here is where we have policy debates, project announcements, and assist community members in organizing events.
Everyone is welcome to comment on posts and participate in the discussions regardless of skill level or experience.
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tl;dr: If you agree with everything here, you’re probably a good fit for being a WordCampWordCampWordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizer, speaker, sponsor, or volunteer.
Anyone involved in your WordCamp in an official role is representing WordPress. Because of this, it’s important that you vet each person/company that wants to be an organizer, speaker, sponsor, or volunteer to make sure they meet the requirements for promotion by a WordCamp/WordPress.
General things we feel strongly about:
WordPress users! Lately there have been quite a few people wanting to organize WordCamps for the publicity value, who don’t even use WordPress to power their own blogs/sites. If you’re looking to stand up and be a WordPress community leader, you need to be a WordPress user. It seems silly to have to state that explicitly, but there you have it.
No discrimination on the basis of economic or social status, race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, age, caste, or disability. They shouldn’t engage in discriminatory practices, and you shouldn’t discriminate against anyone.
No incitement to violence, or promotion of hate on our watch, please.
No jerks. That sounds silly, too, but it’s kind of important. If someone is in an official role and winds up alienating a chunk of your local WordPress community, that hurts WordPress as a whole. Anyone you choose to take on an official role should be able to behave appropriately.
If WordPress-based, there are a few additional requirements:
Respect the WordPress trademark. Any person or business currently misusing or infringing on the WordPress trademark will need to fix any misuse before they will be allowed to take on a sanctioned role in a WordCamp.
Do not promote others who fail to respect the WordPress license or trademark. If a business or person does not distribute WordPress-derivative code promotes businesses or people who do, they should meet the above guidelines.
As the primary organizer, it will be your responsibility to ensure that these expectations are met by all members of the organizing team, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers. What most organizing teams do these days is ask all organizers and volunteers to agree to this, and ask all speakers and sponsors to agree to items 3 & 4 on that list as a part of their speaker or sponsor application.
If you’d like to read more about WordPress and the GPL, here are some great resources: