Category: WordPress

  • I recently learned about the free rider problem in open source, which occurs under the following conditions: When everyone can use a resource, with no limits on their usage. When the resource itself requires resources to produce. WordPress itself, both as a project and an ecosystem, is affected by the free rider problem. WordPress itself […]

  • I found it particularly difficult giving a talk on a topic I’m passionate about in front of so many of my friends. I loved it, though, am happy with how it turned out and I loved the opportunity to be back at a WordCamp. If you’re interested in the topic of growing a product business […]

  • In the Benefits and Tradeoffs of Decentralization I wrote about WordPress’ nature as an open source operating system and the decentralized ecosystem that has grown around it. WordPress as an Operating System has three key audiences: Creators – The folks who bring their ideas to life on the Open Web. Extenders – The folks who […]

  • WordPress is an operating system for empowering creativity on the Open Web. With 40%+ of the web running on WordPress, WordPress is also an indicator of the health of the Open Web. The better WordPress empowers creators and the extenders and hosting providers who serve them, the better the health of the internet as a […]

  • A TechCrunch headline recently caught my eye. The headline is a reference to Matt Mullenweg describing WordPress as an Operating System for the Web. I wrote about the idea of WordPress as an Operating System earlier this year in a piece on Ecosystem Plugins. I’ve been thinking about it more since then and with my […]