open-source

Happy 15th Birthday Drupal

Drupal, the open source CMS founded by Dries Buytaert on December 29th, 2000, is 15 years old. Drupal version 1.0.0 was released on January 15th, 2001, “The early decisions to open-source Drupal and use the GPL license set the cornerstone principles for how our community shares with one another and (more…)

Matt Mullenweg on Ensuring the Future of WordPress

Matt Mullenweg made waves this past weekend during his Q&A session at WordCamp Europe when he strongly advocated the importance of companies contributing back to WordPress. He offered a rule of thumb for companies that benefit from the software and want to invest in the future of WordPress: I think (more…)

Open Source Explained By Legos

WordPress has benefited greatly from being Open Source software licensed under the GPL. But what does Open Source actually mean? The folks over at Bit Blueprint in partnership with Moving Monday released a video using LEGO bricks and toys to explain the subject. While the video is not 100% accurate (more…)

Visualize WordPress Project Stats With Ohloh

Ohloh is an excellent resource for tracking open source projects and their contributions. The site allows you to search 10 billion lines of code and provides some fascinating data sets for OS projects, including WordPress and many of its popular plugins. Ohloh’s analysis of “WordPress in a Nutshell” is based (more…)

In this information packed episode of WordPress Weekly, we were joined by Chris Lema. We discussed a number of topics on the show including the headlines of the week, WordPress in the enterprise, contributing to WordPress, approachable WordPress, and last but not least, whether Chris was actually the Kris Kringle (more…)