Most of my web development work is done through WordPress. I've built hundreds of little WordPress plugins, and dozens of scratch-made sites. At this point, I've modified nearly every corner of WordPress at some point since I started using it in 2009.

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Alex Standiford

I believe that WordPress isn't software. It's not community. It's not a single person, no matter how significant that person thinks they are. I believe that WordPress is the manifestation of a belief that the web is at its best when it's open. If I genuinely believed that forking WordPress would be good for WordPress, and the web, I'd contribute to it over the existing platform in a heartbeat.