Summary for Docs Team Meeting October 26, 2021

Attendance

@kenshino @mkaz @mburridge @juanmaguitar @chaion07 @ashiquzzaman @donaldwmoorejr @muhammadfaizanhaidar @kafleg @atachibana @femkreations @sasiddiqui

Housekeeping

Find the complete Transcript of the meeting on Slack.

Open Floor

5.9 Release (Documentation)

@mkaz will be the Docs Lead for WP 5.9 with help from @audrasjb and @zzap on coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. docs, and @annezazu for user docs

@femkreations @mburridge offered to help with these docs

Design refresh for Org sites

@mkaz comments the MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team is working on a design refresh for Org sites starting with /News, see work-in-progress here: https://wordpress.org/news-test/

They are building them as blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. themes, with the idea of other handbooks would be child themes off them.

Licensing Legal Text

 @chaion07 comments a few weeks back we were discussing on Licensing Legal Text with Josepha to assist us (saw this in the #team-reps channel)

@kenshino says the text is expected to be with the lawyers this week because 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ docs are also on WordPress.org, it makes things slightly more complicated

The main issue is that general contents are CC0 and code is GP, but Gutenberg is also dual-licensed – GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. + MIT, so this info has been passed to the lawyers for them to sort out

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