John James Jacoby, lead developer of bbPress and BuddyPress, published a 35 part tweetstorm sharing his thoughts on leadership in the WordPress project, the community, and the WordPress economy. A tweetstorm is a series of tweets linked together in chronological order around a particular topic. There are a number of useful nuggets of wisdom in his tweets that I think can benefit from more exposure to a wider segment of the WordPress community outside of Twitter. It’s a snapshot of one individual’s eight year plus journey in trying to create a sustainable business using WordPress. With Jacoby’s permission, I’ve republished his tweetstorm into a blog post to make it easier to read and digest. No exacting leadership hierarchy provides the perception of opportunity for anyone to step-up. This is actually really important. Having @photomatt (Matt Mullenweg) be the BDFL (Benevolent Dictator For Life) means we always have a safety net, to help the community be true-north during times of unrest. Don’t forget that @photomatt purposely has made monumental gestures to remove himself and @automattic as a WordPress dependency. It’s up to the 99% of us that aren’t
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