John James Jacoby is 50% through his six month development cycle on BuddyPress, bbPress, and GlotPress. So, Jeff Chandler and I had him on the show to provide us with an update on how things are progressing. Generally, the WordPress Weekly show is about an hour in length. However this episode is 2 hours long and filled with very insightful conversations revolving around each project that JJJ is working on.
In episode 212, we learn the back story of BuddyPress and how it is connected to WordPress MU (WordPress Multisite) and what influenced the project’s direction. JJJ tells us what GlotPress is and why it might change the course of WordPress itself. We dive into the future of post comments on the web and what role bbPress can play in turning the tables on traditional comments. Last but not least, we discuss whether John’s successful crowd funding campaign has kicked opened the door for others who may need funding when working on future open source projects.