John James Jacoby on open source and building software for the long term

John James Jacoby has been working with open source software for 17 years. In this interview, he talks about his route from working with proprietary software, to getting an introduction to open source software, bulletin boards, and eventually, WordPress.

He also makes his predictions about the future of the WordPress platform, including the challenges the community faces.

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