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Raoul Wegat

Open Source is why we have the internet we have today. Open Source software drives almost everything; from server operating systems, to database software, to web server software, and even WordPress. But it’s more than […]

Jan Cavan Boulas

WordPress’ Open Source solution is important because it removed the barriers to entry for thousands of developers and designers to contribute and grow their careers in web development. As a result, entire tangential businesses have […]

Mike Shelton

Traditionally competition – among businesses, individuals – has been driven by exclusivity. Hoarding ideas and innovation in hopes of gaining an advantage. Open Source challenges that thinking by exploiting the power of shared knowledge, even […]

First 18 Contributors to Design.blog

Design Blog 18

We’ve reached the 18th feature story on our little design blog here at Automattic. This is in no small part thanks to the early work of Brie Anne Demkiw, Mel Choyce, Matt Miklic, Davide Casali, […]

Ian Bogost: Play Anything

As a game designer, I’m often asked what designers of all stripes can learn from games. Games, after all, appear to be magical objects. Dark ones, even. From Tetris to World of Warcraft, games have […]

John Maeda: Enlisting With The Next Generation

A few weeks ago I had the special honor of getting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, held at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. I was so psyched […]

Sara Berman on the Entrepreneur vs. Artist: A Game of Boundaries

The hardest thing about going back to school to get my MFA was not giving up the respected fashion brand I had founded and built (I was done there). It was not the struggle to […]

Ian Stewart

Open Source software literally changed the path of my life. (That and the Web Standards Project.) When I first became interested in participating in design for the web, proprietary software was confusing and beyond my […]

Michelle Langston

Open Source is important because at the crux, it’s people creating and building for the people. Because open source is not governed by external interests, we have the opportunity to do things that we never […]

Jeff Golenski

Open Source is an idea. An idea in which everything is freely available, can be used by anyone, and can be evolved with the help of anyone. It’s a collaborative effort with no central ownership. […]