WPWeekly Episode 130 – Catching Up With Matt Mullenweg

WordPress Weekly Cover Art In this edition of WordPress Weekly, our special guest was Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress. After catching up with the headlines, we covered a wide range of topics with Matt such as:

  • Automattic Fighting Back Against DMCA Takedown Abuse
  • Giving The Keynote Speech At The Joomla World Conference Day
  • Matt’s Thoughts On The WordPress Backend Concept By George Kordas
  • Features As Plugins First Development Strategy
  • WordPress 3.8

There are a number of things in this interview that provide food for thought. One of them is thinking about all of the changes that WordPress will undergo over the next 5-10 years. Is it possible that at some point WordPress becomes something other than WordPress? Matt referred to this as the Ship Of Theseus or Theseus’s paradox. The paradox raises the question of whether an object which has had all its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object.

Stories Discussed:

bbPress 2.5.1 Released
WordCamp Dayton, Ohio 2014 Looking For Speakers
WordSesh 2

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