How Decisions Are Made in the WordPress Project

This course is intended for people who contribute (or would like to start contributing) to the WordPress project. More information about the different contribution teams can be found at make.wordpress.org.

WordPress is built, maintained, and supported in a highly open and collaborative environment. This open collaboration can make leaders think that absolute consensus is required to make any decisions. Consensus is a valuable goal when everyone working toward a decision shares the same resources, information, and values. However, in large organizations sometimes decisions that do not please the majority will have to be made, due to legal requirements, logistical concerns, and other factors.

This course will help you learn how decisions are made in the WordPress project and empower you to get involved in decision-making discussions in any contributor team.

Raising Issues to Resolve Discussing Issues on Team Blogs After the Discussions Running policy/process experiments Project Lead Approvals