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  1. Steve Burge

    Thanks Jeff

    I think (and hope) the SOTW is on Saturday, not Sunday? https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/schedule/

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  2. Aaron

    I’d love to hear that the Foundation was truly separated and independent from Automattic, but I’m fully prepared to be disappointed.

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  3. Ahmad Awais

    Hey, Jeff! šŸ™Œ
    Thanks for posting this. I am right there with you ā€” a bit more aligned towards the following two points.

    > Iā€™d like to know how much money the Foundation has contributed to these causes and if any progress has been made on providing educational workshops in underdeveloped countries.

    I’ll be interested in that too, as I made a couple of efforts to try and help sponsor a few local initiatives in the universities and to get WordPress introduced to the local software engineering students.

    But all efforts met a straight no from the community and not one of the meetups or conferences we conducted received any sponsorship from the foundation.

    It’s not something that I’d do normally, but after reading about it in the last year’s State of the Word ā€” I figured I had never asked foundation for help along those lines. I did, though, nothing much came out of it.

    On the other hands, more than 15 WordPress companies (E.g. GravityForms, Kinsta, and all the WPCouple partners) as well as large enterprise like GitHub and DigitalOcean helped us with this ā€” while we conducted meetups and workshops on WordPress this year.

    I also didn’t hear anything about it in the mainstream WordPress community news ā€” so, figured I should point that out, and looking forward to hearing more about that.

    >Gutenberg, Gutenberg, JavaScript, React.js

    Definitely interested in learning more about the project Gutenberg. I have had to delay a premium SaaS product that I had been building in 2016 ā€” because of Gutenberg ā€” but even after a year I’m still not sure where to go from here. I suppose there is some sort of general consensus on not abandoning React.js ā€” but would love hear more about it.

    A more definite timeline for the Gutenberg project will also help a lot of people in the community.

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  4. Oliver Nielsen ā€“ WebMatros

    I’d also like to hear more on Gutenberg. Specifically his response to the harsh criticism it has received. As a leader, he needs to acknowledge the concerns of the community, show he listens and cares, and set a direction we can all believe in.

    PS, I really like this too:
    “Iā€™d like to know how much money the Foundation has contributed to these causes and if any progress has been made on providing educational workshops in underdeveloped countries.”

    Beautiful ā€“ and yes, would be good to hear more about.

    Oliver

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  5. David Anderson

    “The idea was that plugins that are actively installed on more than 1 million sites could participate in an experimental program that would add meta box support and other plugin specific features to Calypso. To this day, this has not materialized.”

    I’ve still heard nothing about this program (UpdraftPlus, passed a million currently active installs around a year ago).

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