Re: [podcasters] PodPress now OK with WP 2.6?
- On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 12:46 AM, Martin McKeay <Martin@...> wrote:
>One point that's worth noting here is that Podpress is open source
> For now, it's not working with 2.6 and he's very sorry, but the work he does
> in promoting and building his company are necessary if he's going to have
> the time and money to make any upgrades to Podpress. There should be an
> update soon, but he didn't have a specific date or timeline.
software. You don't _have_ to wait on Dan. If anyone has enough PHP
experience to debug the code and get it working, you can release your
own forked version of Podpress. It's completely ethical, and part of
the way open source is supposed to work.
If Dan's reading this thread, I would also suggest that he reconsider
his time management in terms of business strategy. Podpress is the
single best promotional tool he has for his expertise and services.
He's famous for it, and he can and should be using that to sell his
services -- but the value of that reputation depends on him keeping it
current and usable. If he doesn't maintain the tool that's made him
famous, it reflects poorly on his business. Worse, if someone else
_does_ fork Podpress, keeps it current, and makes it better, that
person will eventually end up with the marketing leverage that Dan has
today. And they will deserve it, because they'll have stepped up and
done what Dan could and should have.
(Finally, because I know someone will ask: Have *I* thought about
forking Podpress? Yes. Briefly. But it doesn't fit into my current
tech vision. I'm all about Ruby on Rails now, and less inclined to
look at PHP code for fun. I've actually taken a few steps toward a
project that will eventually replace Wordpress on my own sites with
something more specialized for podcasters. So WP/PP versioning issues
aren't something I'm motivated to chew up a lot of unpaid time on.
Now, if somebody wanted to *pay* me to fix Podpress, I'd be happy to
talk about that. Code bounties are an established practice. But
really, you should be making that offer to Dan first, before you make
it to anybody else. He'd be the most efficient person to fix it for
Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
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