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  1. Always learn something when I come over Jeff.

    “WordPress is camel cased meaning the P is capitalized. It’s spelled WordPress.”

    I knew that the P was capitalised but I didn’t know that was called “camel cased”.


    1. There used to be a cool site that jokingly showed off the capital P dangit filter but it’s offline :(


  2. I have never seen any free beer! lol! If you know where I can get some let me know! Anyway nice post Jeff!


    1. This sites title tag says the following: “WordPress Tavern: Where Every Drink Is On The House” so you’re in the right place.


  3. Am I the only one who sees the 500 lb gorilla in the room…
    “Who is paying the bills / owns WordPress.org?”

    Someone is being paid a salary for engineering support of servers, daily task management, book keeping, etc. Whomever’s name appears on the top of that check effectively owns WordPress.org, its infrastructure, its scripts and the option to turn the infrastructure off, or sell it as they wish.

    WordPress is a trademark of Automattic Inc.
    http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4803:18p6k0.2.5

    This is an honest question. It’s something that remains unclear to me, and given that so much of my sweat and tears goes into supporting WordPress, I’d like to know who may be responsible for either pulling-the-switch or selling the operation (to a potentially less altruistic buyer) in future.


  4. Worth highlighting in an article such as this:

    13. It’s Automattic. Two t’s.


  5. If only USPTO.gov site ran on WordPress, that URL might’ve been a functional permalink!

    Automattic is listed as the registrant, which is because they’re the original owner of the trademark. But the WordPress Foundation is the last listed owner, meaning they currently own it.

    It was transferred a few years ago: http://ma.tt/2010/09/wordpress-trademark/

    Edit: This was meant to be a reply to this comment by Jim, must’ve forgotten to click the correct reply button.


  6. For point 5—the GPL (and WordPress) is explicitly free as in speech, not as in beer. Hence the 4 freedoms.


  7. …and for this, I thank you! :)

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