Category: A12s

Thoughts on Open Source and what else gets us up in the morning (and a few favorite product designs too) by A12s are here for you to enjoy. FYI the numeronym for “Automattician” is A11n because there are eleven characters between ‘A’ and ‘n’ … so A8c is “Automattic” and A12s is how we abbreviate “Automatticians.”

Kjell Reigstad

Open Source challenges us to share our best work, and enables us to learn when someone improves upon that work.

Ashleigh Axios

Open Source frees information and ideas for community ideation, collaboration, and iteration. It’s a faster track to better results and a more united design and tech communities.

Scott Evans

When I first plugged my computer to the telephone line it was rather magical. Those sweet chirping modem sounds connected me to a place full of knowledge, optimism and collaboration. With every link clicked I […]

Cristel Rossignol

I believe that the concept of Open Source in technology is the equivalent of a free education system in a society. When everyone is given the equal opportunity to learn, forward thinking opportunities arise.

Ernesto Méndez

In the modern world, big advancements in technology have been made by multiple minds working together. Open Source has made this possible in many ways, allowing several people to contribute, build upon, and improve ideas, […]

James Koster

Like many other a12s (and way more people outside the company), Open Source has changed my life. Its principles afforded me the opportunity to get started along my path of building stuff for the web […]

Gareth Allison

Community & the sharing of knowledge in the Open Source world has helped me immensely along my journey. It’s a small aspect of the whole Open Source philosophy, but one I value a lot.

Rick Banister

Open Source is protection against tyranny.

Joan Rho

Open Source is liberating—it encourages collaboration, celebrates experimentation, inspires new ideas, forgives mistakes, and rewards iteration. It’s humble and imperfect, but in the end it benefits everyone.

Matías Ventura

Open Source reflects the ethos of any fruitful age of humanity. It is, at its core, about the open dissemination of knowledge and expression; of acknowledging that nothing is created in a vacuum, and that […]