What is the WordPress Governance Project?

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First announced at WordCamp US 2018, the WordPress Governance Project is an initiative spearheaded by Rachel Cherry and Morten Rand-Hendriksen.

The purpose of this project is to explore:

  1. the governance of the WordPress open source project and its various community components, and
  2. WordPress’ role in the governance of the open web including representation in forums where decisions about the web platform and the Internet are made.

The scope of stage 1 of the WordPress Governance Project is WordPress and its communities. Stage 2 of the project will focus on how WordPress can take part in the governance and evolution of the wider web through policy and representation.

Read the project announcement to learn more.