Sustainability Chat Summary, March 8, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 08-03-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

We have worken on the topics contributors prioritized in the last meetings:

  1. WordPress Sustainability Plugin. It has been proposed to set 31st March as a deadline for generating a shortlist (with pros and cons) for tools to use to measure site weight/emission.
  2. Newcomers onboarding – general Sustainability handbook. Many things have been proposed, asked and moved forward.
  3. Achievements so far. A new section has been created to announce the team’s achievements.
  4. TGV alternative short bus-route to travel to WCEU24
  5. Link to tickets with sustainability focus.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 15-03-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, March 8, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

08-03-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

Agenda

In this meeting we will keep on focusing the onboarding experience for (new) contributors. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience for all the tools —our blog, GitHub and Slack— we have available.

Other ongoing projects are the:

  • WordPress Sustainability PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here and the last meeting’s comments here.
  • WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Summary, March 1, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 01-03-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

We have worken on the topics contributors prioritized in the last meetings:

  1. Onboarding experience for (new) contributors
  2. WordPress Sustainability Plugin supported by the WP Sustainability Team
  3. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Follow up on this project and read some guidelines on how the work is happening is here.
  4. Celebrate that we have now a new WordPress Core Trac Sustainability Focus
  5. Open floor for other suggestions
  6. Discussion about different time(zone) for our meetings
  7. Sustainability Team Badges. A formal decision has been published

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 08-03-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

WordPress Sustainability Team Badges (formal decision)

The WordPress Sustainability Team offers two different team badges:

  1. WordPress Sustainability Team Badge
  2. WordPress Sustainability Contributor Badge

The two Team Badges are common use also applied by other WordPress teams like the Documentation and Hosting teams.

The proposed criteria for obtaining the badges are:

  • In order to obtain a WordPress Sustainability Team Badge you are actively involved as a leading team member by:
    • Having the role of WordPress Sustainability Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts.(representative)
    • Having a leading role in creating documentation
    • Having a leading role in developing code for the team
    • Leading a Sustainability table during a WordPress Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.
    • Having a leading role for the WordPress Sustainability GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/
  • In order to obtain a WordPress Sustainability Contributor Badge you are actively involved as a performing contributor by:
    • Regularly participating in a meeting
    • Regularly participating in projects
    • Adding some documentation (but not leading it),
    • Contributing to code for the team (but not leading it)
    • Commenting on the Sustainability Github
    • Mentorship Coordinator
    • Team Meeting Coordinator

As the team is still developing itself, the overview above may not be complete yet and can be subject to change. Changes will be communicated at make.wordpress.org/sustainability/. Feel free to leave comments for improvement below.

Badges can be obtained by contacting one of the WP Sustainability Team Reps: Nora Ferreirós, Nahuai Badiola, Csaba or Thijs Buijs. Badges are not distributed automatically yet.

This post is a formal decision based on the lively discussion at Github, the proposal for a formal decision and the comments below that proposal.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, March 1, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

01-03-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

Agenda

In this meeting we will focus on the onboarding experience for (new) contributors. Onboarding is related to all our available tools (Slack, our blog and GitHub) and should explain how we use them. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience.

Other ongoing focuses are:

  1. WordPress Sustainability PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here and the last meeting’s comments here.
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Summary, February 23, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 23-02-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

We have work on the topics contributors prioritized in the last meetings:

  1. WordPress Sustainability PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here and the last meeting’s comments here.
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Follow up on this project and read some guidelines on how the work is happening here.
  3. Sustainability Team self-approval system. This proposal has been approved and closed.
  4. Sustainability Team Badges. The process goes ahead without objections.
  5. Improving onboarding for new contributors and roadmap for mentors. It’s not currently clear for mentors or newcomers what we are working on, what’s next, how contributors should proceed for contributing (e.g. in the Google Docs documents or GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ projects), the team’s priorities, etc. In order to improve this situation, some suggestions have been dropped:
    • Create a provisional onboarding post for being linked in the Welcome Box. This provisional information should be updated as projects and priorities progress or change. In the meanwhile, a proper and official onboarding guide should be created.
    • Create a clear and understandable roadmap for everyone, including newcomers.
    • Change the date and the time of meetings.
  6. Collaboration between 5ftF and the Sustainability Team. @patricia70 announced her aim to collaborate in the 5ftF project and to be a bridge between it and our team.
  7. Introducing the WordPress Core Trac Sustainability Focus. We celebrate this post the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Team has just published.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 23-02-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, February 23, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

23-02-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

Agenda

We will continue the projects we are currently working on as a priority:

  1. WordPress Sustainability PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here and the last meeting’s comments here.
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.

There are other issues that may require our attention right now:

  1. Sustainability Team self-approval system. This meeting marks two weeks since the publication of the proposal. We will review if there are any counterproposals or suggestions and, if none, we will consider the system approved.
  2. Sustainability Team Badges. The guidelines proposal for this have been published, and the final decision will be made at the March 1st meeting. You can share your thoughts on Slack or directly in the post.
  3. Sustainability Team video presentation. Team Reps are going to record a short video to present the team. You can share here your suggestions or thoughts about the content of the video.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.

Sustainability Chat Summary, February 16, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 16-02-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Agenda

You can check the initial agenda here.

We have work on the topics contributors prioritized in the last meetings:

  1. WordPress Sustainability PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party supported by the WP Sustainability Team. See progress here. There was a discussion about whether it makes sense to use estimations (actual numbers) of CO2 emissions to compare the impact of web pages. Participants seemed to agree that (at least) spreading awareness is a good reason to do so.
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Follow up on this project here.
  3. The Welcome Box has been published on the site (see above :-)).
  4. The travel information page of WCEU 2024 has been updated with some contributions of our team.
  5. Sustainability Team self-approval system seems to get support and will be added to the handbook.
  6. Attract new contributors and engage the existing ones. A question was asked for a short introductory video about the sustainability team (as well as for other teams). Feel free to contribute.
  7. A post has been published about the Sustainability Team Badges.
  8. Open Website Alliance. Reflect on the formation of the Open Website Alliance which was the result of the collaboration between the Drupal AssociationOpen Source Matters (Joomla), the TYPO3 Association, and the WordPress Project around an open letter to the European Union. More info here.

Attendance

You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 23-02-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.

WordPress Sustainability Team Badges

The WordPress Sustainability Team offers two different team badges:

  1. WordPress Sustainability Team Badge
  2. WordPress Sustainability Contributor Badge

The 2 Team Badges are common use also applied by other WordPress teams like the Documentation and Hosting teams.

The proposed criteria for obtaining the badges are:

  • In order to obtain a WordPress Sustainability Team Badge you are actively involved as a leading team member by:
    • Having the role of WordPress Sustainability Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts.(representative)
    • Having a leading role in creating documentation
    • Having a leading role in developing code for the team
    • Leading a Sustainability table during a WordPress Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.
    • Having a leading role for the WordPress Sustainability GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/
  • In order to obtain a WordPress Sustainability Contributor Badge you are actively involved as a performing contributor by:
    • Participating in a meeting
    • Adding some documentation (but not leading it),
    • Contributing to code for the team (but not leading it)
    • Commenting on the Sustainability Github
    • Mentorship Coordinator
    • Project Manager
    • Team Meeting Coordinator

As the team is still developing itself, the overview above may not be complete yet.

Badges can be obtained by contacting one of the WP Sustainability Team Reps: Nora Ferreirós, Nahuai Badiola, Csaba or Thijs Buijs. Badges are not distributed automatically yet.

This post gives an overview of the lively discussion at Github. It summarizes the discussion. Friday 1st of March 2024 at 12.00 UTC, two weeks after the publication of this post, we consider the content of this post as a formal decision. In the meantime feel free to comment below and to provide us with feedback to confirm the decision.

Sustainability Chat Agenda, February 16, 2024

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

16-02-2024 12:00 UTC

Where

At #sustainabilty channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

Agenda

We will continue the projects we are currently working on as a priority:

  1. WordPress Sustainability PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here and the last meeting’s comments here. There were some questions proposed in the last agenda post to discuss about that didn’t have answer in the last meeting, so we could visit them again:
    • The WordPress Sustainability Plugin is an interesting initiative, but how do you plan to address the objections made to existing tools for estimating CO2eq emissions, especially as there is as yet no consensus? Wouldn’t it be more responsible not to use figures that, while satisfactory, are necessarily misleading and potentially detrimental to the original goal? See: https://www.debugbear.com/blog/website-carbon-emissions
  2. WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here.
  3. Welcome Box. We already have the content of the welcome box, we just need to choose the design the works better (2 or 3 columns). You can follow the evolution on the issue 6 and the text in this Google Doc.

There are other issues that may require our attention right now:

  1. Sustainability Team self-approval system. The proposal for the guidelines were published last week. So far it has been a support to move it forward. If you have something to add/suggest this would be the moment.
  2. Attract new contributors and engage the existing ones. You can follow up the topic and leave your thoughts here.
    In the last week chat there was some consensus to focus our effort, for now, on details like the welcome box, the documentation, the handbook for events, the informative plugin, encouraging people to own a proposal or project and elaborate them. But new ideas are welcome.
    Also related with this, there was a suggestion that we add the weekly meeting date and the GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ link on https://make.wordpress.org/ (as some other teams have).
  3. Sustainability Team Badges. Which ones we should have and how they would be obtained. There are already some suggestions, you can join the discussion here.
  4. Open Website Alliance. Reflect on the formation of the Open Website Alliance which was the result of the collaboration between the Drupal AssociationOpen Source Matters (Joomla), the TYPO3 Association, and the WordPress Project around an open letter to the European Union. More info here.

If you have any updates on issues or projects that we have previously discussed, you are free to bring them up during the meeting.

Ideas or suggestions

Anything else? Please leave a comment if you want some topic to be discussed at the meeting that is not listed above.