Thoughts on Publishing a Workflow

I published a Workflow a while back, and I was surprised to learn that, before the app is ‘accepted’ for publication, the Workflow team may edit your workflow.

The Workflow team confirmed this on Twitter:

This has been on my mind for a while, and my feelings are still conflicted:

  • They didn’t tell me that they made changes, but the workflow is still attributed to me when you access it. This feels like a misrepresentation of my work.
  • They actually improved the workflow slightly, and I’ve benefited from these improvements.

While I’m glad they improved it, I think they should have given me the right of refusal regarding accepting their changes, or at a minimum notified me that they were making changes. In this case, I would have accepted them, but I’m not sure that I always would.