As you might be aware, WP-CLI is an indispensable tool for many individuals and companies. We very much appreciate our community of users (although we have no idea how many of you there actually are), and want to ensure our relationship is strong for the years to come. Just over a month ago, I started a Github issue with this question: how do I reduce WP-CLI’s bus factor, and more generally lay a foundation for WP-CLI’s long-term organizational stability? Although things seem to be going reasonably well now, I want to make sure we’re taking steps towards ensuring the long-term continuity of the project. Today, Andreas (WP-CLI’s founder) and I sat down for breakfast to discuss our options and how we want to proceed. Based on our conversation, we think the most important task is to reduce WP-CLI’s bus factor and onboard one or more additional maintainers to focus on a few non-code roles: Documentation - Help ensure WP-CLI’s documentation is world-class. Marketing / community management - Help spread the word about WP-CLI. Support - Help WP-CLI users where they’re asking questions, let it be Github, WordPress.org, Stack Exchange, or elsewhere.
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