Interview with Automattic CEO, Matt Mullenweg, on Calypso and more

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Written By Brian Krogsgard

5 thoughts on “Interview with Automattic CEO, Matt Mullenweg, on Calypso and more”

  1. Nice write up and interview. I too have been quite fascinated with the Calypso project. Mostly I want to mention that I agree wholeheartedly with you about the naming conflict between and WordPress[.org]. I can’t tell you how many .org support forum posts come from .com users wondering how to install a theme (or whatever). I’ve had the same thought many times: can Automattic rename to something else and if so, would that help to eliminate this omnipresent confusion?

  2. WordPress is both a network and a platform. Its continued use of APIs mean that it will continue to evolve and grow—something that is far easier said than done. Although few companies have embraced platform thinking to the extent that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google have, WordPress is another great example.

  3. It’d be a fantastic move to reduce confusion more than anything. It gets to be a little tedious having to explain the differences so frequently.

  4. Nice write up as always Brian.

    I really do think renaming to Jetpack would perfectly make sense because the Jetpack name and brand is a nice fit for

    Matt, do give this a serious thought.

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