Daniel Bachhuber, the very talented developer that left Automattic just a little while ago and then joined Human Made, has shared the news that he’s retiring his role with 7 plugins and having Automattic claim ownership of them:
- Edit Flow
- Co-Authors Plus
- Ad Code Manager
- P2 Resolved Posts
- Document Feedback
- Rewrite Rules Inspector
The first one, Edit Flow, is one of the best plugins that I’ve ever used and is a current install on this blog WP Daily. Daniel makes mention that specifically the VIP team will take control over continued development, maintenance, support, and more, adding that he hopes that they will “remain independent and not be rolled into Jetpack.”
Daniel, who shares authorship of more than 20 plugins, has shared the retirement of these 7 specifically. I hope he continues to work actively on some of the others that have his touch since many of them are widely used still.
Best of luck and I hope that the VIP team takes seriously the progress and continued work on things like Edit Flow particularly. And please, please, please, think long and hard about any integration with Jetpack!