Is Andy Peatling still fit to lead the BuddyPress project? –Time to re-define the “core development
I have no intention of trolling, please hear me out.
Let me start by addressing @apeatling directly. BuddyPress 1.2 provided my project with a rich enough featureset that we could port our entire, terribly fragmented site into one all-encompassing platform, namely WordPress+BuddyPress. In spite of some inconvenient workarounds, dubious filler plugins and resource overloads, BuddyPress has no doubt transformed our site for the better when SEO, community participation and overall structure is concerned.
Yet now, as an invested user of BuddyPress, I am deeply concerned with the leadership of this project. Back in the day, Andy was the undisputed driving force of this project. He pointed towards the end goal and the community humped along in his path like the noisy but passably functional piece of machinery that it is. I for one don’t see that direction any longer. Others have picked up the reins, but I’m not getting the sense of a coherent development.
Andy’s employment with Automattic has me confused. Is BuddyPress development still in his job description?
I think the BuddyPress “core development team” needs to be re-defined and re-purposed.
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