As per the announcement, it was always our intention to see the ClassicPress Initiative remain in place to provide as a funding organization for the project, in addition to acting as the legal entity to provide some risk protection for core contributors.
We are advising the community that one of the proposals received does indeed aim to maintain the ClassicPress Initiative. As such, we will begin moving forward with this proposal, and will ask that the proposal be made public to the community by July 1st.
During this time, Michelle and I will move to organize the board to formally accept the new board of directors as outlined by our by-laws. Following this, we will resign our positions.
We thank the community for the 4 years we have been a part of ClassicPress, and are excited about the future of ClassicPress under new governance.
It was never a secret, but I am giving them time to finalize everything on their end before a formal announcement. I understand you are frustrated we did not go forward with your proposal, and I hope you stick around until their announcement to see the transparency coming to CP. As mentioned in PMs, I look forward to the next chapter for ClassicPress under the new leadership, and hope that next chapter includes you and Beda in some form.
Edit: I edited my original reply as I am having a tough day with family matters and it did not reflect my true feelings and came off sassier than intended. The original reply is still available under the edit icon to the top right of this reply.
Autocracy is one person with absolute power, there’s two directors. Will be 3 new soon. We don’t want to repeat history and be at this point again in a year or two. Changes need to be made. We don’t want complete control over every aspect of the project, that’s what the community is for as long as community members are willing to participate and get work done.
We’ve had committees with elected members, we had team leads, and we ended up here because they failed to work, people failed to do the work they said they would, and disappeared. We reached this point after gruelling 4 years, including pandemic.
If we do the same thing again, we will end up with the same results. Nobody wants that. We want CP to succeed, so we need to make changes with community’s support and input. We don’t want to do it alone, we need community’s support. It’s a community project.
The reason that @wadestriebel asked for a little more time is one you actually know about, @alvarofranz. It’s got nothing to do with autocracy, as @viktor has already pointed out. It’s simply that these changes have been taking place while I’ve been on vacation, with limited ability to access what’s been going on. So they’ve just been allowing me time to catch up fully.
Similarly, nothing was agreed “behind closed doors”. Then-current directors of the CPI said they would be resigning, and asked for volunteers to take over from them. Some people volunteered, and so got the gig. That’s about as open as you can get.
Going forward, it would be nice to see those in the ClassicPress stop presuming the worst. If something hasn’t immediately worked out the way you hoped it would, it usually just means that life has got in the way.