At WordCamp Orange County this year, Carol and I attended the workshop, “You Don’t Need to Be a Core Contributor to Give Back” by Chris Ford. Since neither of us are contributors, we figured this could be an interesting class.
It’s a funny word. Depending upon your own social context it may bring back memories of buying a coke for 25¢ at the community center, a TV show on NBC, or an organic chicken farm cult.
WordPress isn’t a cult — I think I said that here.
Community is just a group of like-minded people gathered together to share, teach, and learn. So there’s a sense that if you’ve learned, now you should share. This is what I believe is meant by giving back to the WordPress community (correct me in the comments).
I didn’t expect it to be so inspiring though.