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Petition to Re-License React has been Escalated to Facebook’s Engineering Directors

photo credit: manu schwendener React users are petitioning Facebook to re-license React.js after the Apache Software Foundation announced its decision to ban Apache PMC members from using any technology licensed with Facebook’s BSD+Patents License. So far the GitHub issue has received 627 “thumbs up” emoji and 66 comments from concerned React users who are hoping for a change in licensing. ...

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WPWeekly Episode 282 – Talking WooCommerce with Cody Landefield

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Cody Landefield , Senior web strategist and founder of Mode Effect . Landefield describes some of the challenges that shop owners face and provides insight into a couple of WooCommerce projects Mode Effect has recently built. We discussed the future of WooCommerce and the odds of it turning into ...

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The State of JavaScript 2017 Survey is Now Open

The State of JavaScript 2017 Survey is now open to web professionals of all backgrounds. The intent of the survey is to provide an overview of the rapidly changing landscape of JavaScript frameworks and tools by gauging which technologies are growing in popularity and which ones people are liking and using less. The survey, created by Sacha Greif and Michael ...

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bbPress 2.5.13 Readds Sanitization to Anonymous User Data

The bbPress development team has released  bbPress 2.5.13. This release fixes a few bugs, most notably, it readds sanitization to anonymous user data that was accidentally removed in previous versions. Those who allow anonymous users to create topics and replies on their forums are encouraged to update immediately. “This feature is not widely used on public forums because spammers aggressively ...

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Zagreb to Host 3rd WordCamp in Croatia, September 1-3

photo credit: Archives of Zagreb Tourist Board – Author: Marko Vrdoljak WordCamp Zagreb will be held September 1-3 and organizers are anticipating 300 attendees. This is the third WordCamp to be held in Croatia, following WordCamp Rijeka (2015) and WordCamp Split (2016). Although it changes cities every year, the camp is known as Croatia’s annual WordCamp. “Having WordCamp change cities ...

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New WordPress Contributors Meeting Provides Opportunities to Ask Questions and Learn the Ropes

Contributing to WordPress or other open source projects can be intimidating for first-time contributors. Sometimes, all you need is a helping hand to overcome fear, intimidation, or other barriers. In 2013, with the help of Konstantin Obenland, a WordPress core developer, I overcame my fear and contributed my first patch to WordPress. This is one of the principles behind a new ...

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WP Rollback Adds Multisite Compatibility and Changelog Preview

In the two years since WP Rollback launched on WordPress.org, the plugin has racked up more than 30,000 active installations with nearly all 5-star reviews. It allows users to roll back any WordPress.org plugin or theme to a previous version with just a few clicks and also supports beta versions of plugins . It’s easy to see why the plugin ...

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React Users Petition Facebook to Re-license React.js after Apache Software Foundation Bans BSD+Patents License in Dependencies

The Apache Software Foundation issued a notice over the weekend, indicating that it has added Facebook’s BSD+Patents license to its Category X list of disallowed licenses for Apache PMC members . This is the license that Facebook uses for most of its open source projects. A representative from Facebook’s RocksDB team commented on the Apache Foundation’s post to advise that ...

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