Following on from another up and coming disrupting web startup being sucked up into the belly of a floundering and ageing web titan 1, I would just like to say this:
Long live an independant Automattic/WordPress
Obviously as WordPress.org is open source then it’s pretty safe, but I still wouldn’t even like to see Automattic (they who run WordPress.com, Akismet et al) get absorbed into another company.
I like them how they are.
And check it out – WordPress currently powers 66% of the top million websites on the web. I think it’s estimated as powering about 10% of all websites on the web. Nice.
I don’t think there’s any danger of that independence being lost, but no harm in saying “stick by your guns, Matt”!
- the involved parties were Tumblr and Yahoo! I’ll let you work out which party fits which description ↩