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Contributing back a little bit more

A few days ago I decided to contribute 20 hours per week of my time to WordPress and related projects. I did this also for 3.5 and it was a great experience by developing the new image manipulation logic with Mike Schroder. I also fixed some XML-RPC issues and other random things.

https://twitter.com/markoheijnen/status/362496315806068736

It’s already special when you able to do this because it’s just awesome to do. It’s even more special when it’s your own time. The reason I decided this huge step is because it is a good thing to do and I want to fix the things that are wrong in my point of view.

In the next couple of weeks I will working on making GlotPress better. Currently the code for saving needs a rewrite so no empty translations are allowed any more. Also on importing we can do a lot of things like finding the same string and check if there is an translation for that. So if you find a grammar mistake in the current release of WordPress that it also see if it can be fixed for older releases.

Also in the next couple of weeks I will be blogging about how I look at where WordPress stands right now. I think we doing a really good job in a lots of different things but we do some things also wrong. The reason I do this is to open a discussion about some of the stuff we do. Like I think we can and should be more open and hopefully I can do this in a way that people don’t get offended.

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