Meeting notes Tuesday 28 April 2020

Today we held a meeting with the proposed agenda. The recap of the meeting is below and you can read the meeting transcript in the slack archives (a Slack account is required).

Weekly Updates

In the past seven days

  • 232 tickets were opened
  • 248 tickets were closed:
  • 217 tickets were made live.
    • 11 new Themes were made live.
    • 206 Theme updates were made live.
    • 1 more was approved but are waiting to be made live.
  • 30 tickets were not-approved.
  • 1 ticket was closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Some of the live themes were reopened because of licensing issues and because they broke the rules.

Please don’t break rules in the updates, because we do a regular cross-checks.

We thank to all the reviewers, keep doing a great job 🎉

Planning for the WCEU online 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/. and office hours

There was an update about the upcoming contributor day for online WCEU 2020.

We do have two resource pages for onboarding the contributors during contributors day:

@poena also created an introduction video about the contributors day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11TbYfxuNHc

This contributors day we plan to focus on building a full site editing (FSE) based theme and explaining the changes along the way.

Besides that, we’d like to explain some rules that are important during the review session, like licensing and security issues.

Open floor

We had a small discussion about 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. primer and how to help authors understand the GPL compatibility better.

While there is a GPL primer available, as well as the text about GPL compatibility back from 2015, it’s still hard to convey the GPL compatibility to authors and reviewers.

One good suggestion is to have an iconographic that would help explain this in an interesting way.

We reached to the community team to see if something can be coordinated with the design team regarding that.

Another suggestion was to have a checkbox before uploading a theme, which is not ensuring that people would actually read it. There was a proposal to have a GPL quiz before upload, but we are not sure what happened with that.

There was also a suggestion to hold an interview before being granted the author status, but that’s not feasible since there are not that many senior reviewers, they are not paid to do that and the repository is free for all place (given you follow the rules).

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