It’s fun to grumble about a product. Sending snarky tweets, writing ranty blog-posts for those sweet HackerNews page-views, and generally complaining about how crap something is. Admit it, you do it too!
I do it too often.
The thing is, that’s the easy way out. Much harder is engaging in constructive dialogue, submitting decently detailed issues, and crafting useful pull requests.
So, I’m going to try something new. The AMP Project have asked me to join their Advisory Committee. To be transparent, this is an unremunerated position – they’re not paying me, or even giving me any laptop stickers. And, to be clear, I still don’t like AMP; I aim to be a critical friend.
But it is probably better to be inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in. Probably.
Can I make more of a difference from the inside? Can anyone? Can we make AMP into a good web citizen? Or is this just their way of blunting my devastating snark⸮
We’ll find out. The full details of the Advisory Committee are still being developed – so I encourage you to join.