May 27, 2015 — Open source is not only found everywhere – running the Internet, powering supercomputers, servers, desktops, mobile phones, and in embedded devices – increasingly it is becoming the dominant force in those sectors. Open source builds on the earlier achievements of free software, whose foundation is freedom itself. That freedom is particularly important in the world of online publishing, where WordPress plays a leading role. This talk will look at how the elimination of barriers to disseminating information and commentary has become a major factor in preserving free speech and freedom itself.
November 4, 2014 — Simon Wheatley has been working with Open Source, running an Open Source focused consultancy, and persuading big companies against Intellectual Property hoarding for years now.
In this talk he discusses the open source principles that unite many of us, and how you can marry those with solid business principles to come up with a winning formula for your clients, your self and the wider world.
September 8, 2014 — I’ve spent a good portion of my life in and around open source technology and WordPress leveraging to not only experiment en-masse with entrepreneurial ideas but also establishing venture-funded organizations. It has, quite literally, paid my mortgage (and then some). In this practical talk I’ll share my implementations and explorations with WordPress and how I’ve made it “work” for me in a variety of different capacities. It should be a fun time of introspection and possibility.
December 12, 2013 — If you’re running a business based on open source software like WordPress, your business depends on the prosperity of that project. The demise of the project could easily be the demise of your project and the project’s growth could lead to your business growing immensely. The larger your business becomes and the bigger the impact of your company on the project, the more this is true. Economically this is a very unusual situation. Joost will explore what this means and how you should deal with it.
This is pure economics; it starts with the well known story of the Tragedy of the Commons but, applied to open source, leads to a completely new outcome. If your business is build on WordPress, you should be here to listen to Joost’s talk and discuss afterwards.
June 20, 2012 — Dee Teal is a freelance front end developer who, while born in NZ has been based out of Sydney for the last 13 years. This talk was given at WordCampNZ on Saturday April 21st, 2012. Dee is known as the Web Princess.
June 11, 2012
October 16, 2011 — Schipul‘s Creative Director, David Stagg interviews the founder of Drupal, Dries Buytaert, and founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg on the subject of Open Source software and community for the first time ever at SchipulCon 2011 in Houston, Texas.
Video Credit: Schipul – The Web Marketing Company
Matt shares his insights, experiences and passion for starting WordPress, coding, and building a global open source community.
Video produced by PathPacific.com.