Lots Of News From WordCamp San Francisco

While WordCamp San Francisco will be in it’s second day today with the focus on developer topics, Saturday proved to be a huge day in terms of news. I was not able to attend the event but I have every intention of making WordCamp San Francisco the one event I attend in 2010. Thanks to Twitter, I was able to pick up quite a few tidbits of information from the various presentations that took place, notably, Matt’s state of the word. In no particular order, this is what I have.

WordPress And WordPress MU To Merge – Matt stated that from this day going forward, the codebases for WordPress and WordPress MU would be merged together. In what version or how this would transpire was not addressed, only that they would be merged. If you want to talk about this news, join us in the forum.

GPL Compliant Theme Developers Page – Coming soon. That’s about all I could figure out from the event. Remember when I had Matt on the show and he said that they would not be adding a commercial GPL section on the repository because it would cause confusion? Well, I think they won’t be adding them to the same repository but I believe perhaps either a separate repository will be made available to them or, a dedicated page with a listing of Matt approved commercial GPL theme developers will be published and maintained on a regular basis. This is speculation on my part so we’ll just have to see what happens. Also, many people were wondering if commercial GPL plugins will get the same treatment. Time will tell I suppose. (P.S. Don’t debate any GPL crap in the comments or I’ll delete them).

WordPress Cupcakes

Interview with Chris Pirillo discussing building community

Supposedly, all of the presentations will be published on WordPress.TV at some point.

Dave Moyer of the WordCast Podcast blew the roof off the house with his presentation regarding using WordPress to Podcast.

There will be a Blackberry app in the near future. I think we’ve hearing about this for awhile. At least since the iPhone app has been available.

WordPress.org will soon have a community center powered by BuddyPress to help propel their new community reorganization.

According to Matt, 80% of self-hosted WordPress users are now on hosts running PHP 5.

That’s about all I found. A bunch of stuff regarding certain speakers but nothing noteworthy that I could find.

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  1. WordPress.org will soon have a community center powered by BuddyPress to help propel their new community reorganization.

    Awesome, I hope this means that all the different profiles on WordPress.org will be combined, and that the support forum gets some extra functionality so that it is easier to manage.

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  2. Great news about the BuddyPress community. BuddyPress is a great piece of work and should be the centre of .org.

    One thing I really hope they do is do put in place a payment and affiliate mechanism for those commercial themes so purchases have a consistent, and trustworthy, way of purchasing.

    As an aside, I have entirely solved the GPL Debate. I just don’t have the funds to put it into practice. Oh well, carry on as you were.

    Andrew’s last blog post..MU for all

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  3. @JLeuze – I dunno what they are going to do with the wordpress.org forum. That is a tough cookie. As far as taking all the profiles and combining them into one, that will happen and this way, we can see who is really active in the community via the activity streams.

    @Andrew – I don’t see them placing affiliate links on the page. Instead, I see them just having a page listing of approved GPL commercial theme authors/businesses. But, that is my speculation as to what they will do. We’ll have to wait and see what ends up happening.

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  4. Thanks for the update.

    I am very interested in hearing more about :
    Dave Moyer of the WordCast Podcast blew the roof off the house with his presentation regarding using WordPress to Podcast.

    Hopefully there is a writeup of this, or it will be on wordpress tv soon.

    DavePak
    (fledgling podcaster).

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