At a 40th Birthday party last Friday where, in a rather random turn of events, one of the guests had read some of my blog in the previous week. This lead to a conversation regarding my plans for the software I had written so passionately about; and I had to admit that I had allowed my passion to wane over the summer.
The Heriot-Watt website has gone live to the public, and is a major feather in my cap. Regardless of the sheer visibility of such a website, and its move to open source software, the ability to confidently mould WordPress into an actual CMS, far away from its origins, has helped set me apart from the market I’m currently in (especially in Scotland where I am currently based).
There is no doubt that I have immersed myself in all things WordPress in the past 4 months. Both as a Project Director and a developer, the changes to my platform of choice have been fundamental and immense; and my inquisitive nature compelled me to leave no stone unturned. Yet I am still drawn back to bbPress. I simply can’t shake the feeling that it has the potential to be a game changer, if anything, similar to the way WordPress was.
As I look forward to my next contract role, probably back in London and at director or middle-management level, I want to pass on that drive and passion and mindset to the improvement of bbPress.
I can only contribute and help drive the project if the software itself is removed from the hands of those who have bungled so many decisions in the past 2 years; and to that end I have decided to set-up and publish my first draft of a document outlining my plans to fork the bbPress software.
You can download the first draft at:
I look forward to your comments and input