The WordPress core team is responsible for setting the direction of the WordPress project and developing every bit of code that ships with WordPress.

In this section, you’ll learn more about how the project is organized, the philosophies that WordPress has adopted over time, and how the core team communicates.

Additionally, a large portion of this section discusses how the release cycle works, from start to finish, including pages that detail the process for features as plugins, how WordPress “numbers” each version, steps involved with updating the bundled themes (which takes place each release), and how to release minor versions of WordPress.

Lastly, in this section you’ll learn more about how WordPress is licensed and how to get started contributing to WordPress.