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.
November 15, 2009 — Mushon Zer-Aviv describes some of the challenges and opportunities in open sourcing the design process in this five-minute presentation from WordCamp New York.
Video courtesy ISOC-NY.
October 13, 2009 — Matt Mullenweg gives an overview of the GPL and how it benefits WordPress, why WordPress is licensed under the GPL, how the GPL fosters innovation, affects themes and plugins, and creates value.
The directory of premium theme authors who support the GPL as mentioned in the interview is located here.
September 19, 2009 — Matt Mullenweg of Automattic answers questions from the WordPress community, including making money from open source products, migrating from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, the history of WordPress, the roles system in WordPress, core vs. plugins, blog comments, WordPress security, and more.
Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.