Ochnö, sonscheiss. Der Entwickler von Spamkarma, der meiner bescheidenen Meinung nach besseren Antispam-Lösung für die WordPress-Installation, hat die Schnauze voll.

Er stellt den Sourcecode unter GPL und hat ein Code-Repository eröffnet. Allerdings liest sich sein Resumee und seine Erwartung, was daraus wird, eher ernüchternd - vor allem der Abschnitt zu seinen Gründen:

(...) In a word: WordPress kinda sucks nowadays. Its retarded upgrade rate makes it nearly impossible to keep up, in turn making it a constant security threat on my servers. And each time I finally cave in and install one of those “mandatory security upgrade”, it also installs 600 Ko of other theme compatibility-breaking fluffy crap that I never asked for in the first place. Usually setting the ground for the next cycle of security-exploit-rushed-upgrade. To sum up, it’s become incredibly bloated and tedious to support. Replacing it on my own servers is very high on my list of things to do (which means somewhat in the first 1000 items). Having no interest for WordPress anymore, I have thus very little interest for WordPress-related development. (...) As for WP coming bundled with its own anti-spam plugin, I could also go on for hours on that. The fact that a community-based open-source project is used to distribute a commercially licensed piece of software doesn’t make me particularly happy. But frankly I haven’t cared and still don’t care enough to even raise a stint. At any rate I know lots of people (me included, obviously), aren’t convinced by the way Akismet works and are happier doing the filtering on our own servers, so there is definitely room for SK2-like plugins out there.

Ich kann nur hoffen, dass Spamkarma weiterentwickelt wird, da ich nach wie vor keinerlei Ambitionen habe, die Traffic- und Headerdaten an Askimet zu übertragen.

Ansonsten kann ich die Kritik an der Featuritis von WordPress und die Nerverei über die Updatefrequenz komplett nachvollziehen und unterschreiben.

Und: Danke, danke, danke lieber Doctor Dave für die ganze Arbeit mit dem Plugin!