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.”

Mel Choyce

Open Source is the foundation of everything we do. The idea that you can take something, break it apart, figure out what everything does, and then rebuild it? It inspired an entire generation of hackers and builders and makers. Our work is about improving the world—you can’t do that if everything you build is hidden away to all but a privileged few.

Davide Casali

I see “open source” as the embodiment of the underlying values of the original hacker culture (ref: Hacker’s Manifesto, Fravia, et al), of which I identified since I faced the digital bits going through a 9600 line in the ’90. It’s not just about code, it’s about a society that is able to leave scarcity behind, understand everyone is interconnected, and acknowledges that money, greed and personal gains are a widespread driver of many issues.

John Maeda

  In the beginning days of the Web, Open Source was a human right. I can often remember in the 90s as the Web was just starting to emerge how important it was that all […]