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.”

Shaun Andrews

When I was about 11 years old, my dad traded a Mr. Coffee drip coffee maker for a Commodore 64. This changed my life. I scoured the local library for books with source code and […]

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 […]

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. […]

Derek Powazek

“Open Source” is just a phrase that stands in for the feeling you get when you route around the gatekeepers, the tastemakers, and the authorities. That moment when the rest of us take over and build […]

Tammie Lister

Open Source at the heart is being open with everything you do. Design when done openly is pure design. Open Source allows design to be accessible to everyone, both as a product and as a […]

Mark Uraine

Open Source blows my mind every time I explain it, at which point the recipient’s mind becomes equally blown away. I still haven’t wrapped my head completely around it, but that’s OK because there’s a passionate […]