Bob Dunn asked Matt Mullenweg what can go wrong in an open-source project? 🤔
Here are some of my favorite podcasts you can catch up on this weekend:: Joe Casabona has wrapped up season one of How I Built It. This is one of the more promising new WordPress podcasts, as Joe is a good interviewer, and is disciplined with these episodes. I’ve found value in pretty much every…
David and Olivia Bisset sat down for a chat with Matt Mullenweg about open source, Tumblr, and how Matt deals with negativity. Matt has three roles today: CEO of Tumblr, CEO of Automattic, and project lead for the next release of WordPress. He shares what went wrong with post formats and what he would love to acquire next if he could. The answer may (or may not) surprise you! Recorded shortly before WordCamp Europe 2022.
How did a hate symbol get into WordPress.org? Will more transparent governance help us navigate the age of weaponized open source projects?
Pressgram, an Instagram for WordPress Kickstarter app proposal, lost its primary backer today. Matt Mullenweg had backed the project with the highest $10,000 support level, and retracted it after learning the app would not be open source. John Saddington, who is behind Pressgram, responded to the news on the project blog.
Aurooba Ahmed, Jason Cosper, Daniel Schutzsmith, Robert Jacobi, and Lesley Sim join David Bisset for three rounds of draft picks for the top WordPress stories of 2021.
Recently, Dave Clements finished a trial at Automattic. In this summary, he describes the experience in detail, from his initial interview and test to his four week trial. There were a few things in the post I didn’t already know fully. The most interesting is that Matt Mullenweg still interviews nearly every candidate at the…