Core Privacy Office Hours Summary – 31 October 2018

Office hours started at 1500z.


  • Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. issues
  • GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc.
    • gutenstats.blogblog (versus network, site) footer updated to clarify origin of data
    • @allendav to follow up with jetpack about how they are presenting their gutenblocks that rely on connection to their backend – maybe will serve as a good example for other guten-makers
  • Mobile Apps
  • needs-privacy-review tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.)
  • BuddyPress
    • @garrett-eclipse is working it – would love checklist to work from if possible
  • Component Documentation
    • @allendav has started chatting with @chanthaboune about how to better document coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. privacy work, raise visibility. Nothing to report out yet. More forthcoming.
    • We committed to publishing our office hours agenda every Monday
    • Rian committed to reaching out to marketing team for possible inclusion in newsletter / other materials
    • Agenda setting is open, Google doc based at
    • Agenda item for next week: “What is privacy in our context”
    • @idea15 will reach out to Chris Tiezel to see if we can set up s shared definition across projects
  • Bob WP Podcast
    • Rian : it went well… highlighted WP Privacy Work and 4.9.6 import/export tools for ease of portability and privacy policy baseline for GDPR compliance
    • will be posted 5 Nov
  • Speaking opportunities
    • @idea15 has been invited to speak on building privacy into open sourceOpen Source Open 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. projects, largely built on the experiences here, at the annual convention of the UK National Association of DPOs in November
    • Are there any other privacy talks at WordCamps or other conferences, either coming up or that you’ve seen recently? Let us know and we’ll add it as a running list on our agenda
    • Rian also reached out to Leo Postovoit about proposing a Privacy Co-Talk/Workshop for WCEU – @allendav is also interested in helping with that, assuming he can get a green light – WCEU is June 2019 in Berlin
  • Meeting Time
    • @desrosj: For meeting time, I was thinking we wait until next week to pick a new time. With DST this weekend for the US, some folks may need to revise their selected time slots.
    • So next week we will meet here at 1500 UTC as normal, and then decide our new time slot.
  • Closing Bits and Bobs

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Office hours ended at 1600z.