I enjoyed reading Jeremy Felt's post on what he's enjoyed about open source in 2016. There are some worthy posts and videos to examine, so it's definitely work a moment of your time to review his list.
The things that unite us aren’t always what we expect. And sometimes they’re the same things that divide us — or at least a fraction of us.
Jeff Matson examines the benefits and drawbacks of WordPress’ open source ecosystem, including the dangers of a “nulled” copy of a theme or plugin whose licensing has been stripped. ⚖️
I’ve been thinking more today about forking pre-existing code for new projects, and how Pippin Williamson was happy to see the Give team fork Easy Digital Downloads. At first, it may seem difficult to feel happy about your work being forked and utilized for a separate project. But as I considered it, I further understood…
Olivia Bisset reflects on WordCamp US and the State of the Word, from her perspective as a teenager and new member of the WordPress community.
Automattic announced that all Simple note clients (iOS, Android, and macOS Apps) are now open source under the GPLv2 license. As you might recall, Simplenote was acquired by Automattic in 2013. I’m a big fan of Simplenote and use it every day. I hope that open sourcing it proves beneficial for the product.
Anything involving the open-source business model makes interesting reading — and this piece from Joe Morrison (Aazavea) about the end of Mapbox GL JS as open source didn’t disappoint. ⚰️ Joe claims open core is dead: “I still believe open source software is a powerful force for good in the world… but I no longer…