Tag Archive for ‘Matt Mullenweg’

Building a More Open Internet ➝

Matt Mullenweg, speaking with Protocol:

As more and more of our lives start to be run and dictated by the technology we use, it’s a human right to be able to see how that technology works and modify it. It’s as key to freedom as freedom of speech or freedom of religion. So that is what I plan to spend the rest of my life fighting for.

And this bit at the end of David Pierce’s article is just perfect:

After we hung up our first Zoom call, Mullenweg sent me an email with the subject line “Freedom is central.” The body was a quote from Albert Camus, which worked as an explanation for just about everything Mullenweg believes in, fights for and plans to spend the rest of his life working on: “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” The email was just that, Mullenweg’s name and three links to WordPress sites. What else do you need to know?

I plan to spend the rest of my career at Automattic because this is exactly the attitude I want to be surrounded by.

➝ Source: protocol.com

WordPress’ Impressive Market Share ➝

Matt Mullenweg, writing on his weblog:

Sometimes it goes up and down through the course of a month, but it’s still a pretty fun milestone that we can now say about one in four websites are now powered by the scrappy open source underdog with its roots stretching all the way back to a single person in Corsica, France. We should be comfortably past 25% by the end of the year.

The big opportunity is still the 57% of websites that don’t use any identifiable CMS yet, and that’s where I think there is still a ton of growth for us (and I’m also rooting for all the other open source CMSes).

As someone who’s been using WordPress for nearly a decade, I couldn’t be happier about the growth in market share that Matt and the folks at Automattic have managed to achieve. WordPress might not be as slim and streamlined as it used to be, but I consider it to be the absolute best content management system available.