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  1. At first, I didn’t realize that this was a contest that was “officially” supported by WP.org.

    Apparently, WP’s new motto out to be: “WordPress – we support Open Source (but only when it’s convenient)”

    Wouldn’t this requirement for an Adobe Photoshop proprietary format file be analogous to Canonical requiring job applicants to submit their resumes in Microsoft Word format?


  2. Well, as Automattic expands, not all of the people it employs are going to have a background in open-source software. They’re probably forced to agree to the coolness of the concept in order to get hired, but that doesn’t mean it’s something to which they’re personally committed, or even something that they think about much.

    I wouldn’t say it’s inevitable that Automattic’s commitment to open-source gets watered down the more mainstream they become, but it’s certainly something the community should continue to watch out for.

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