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Everything should be open source, says WordPress founder

Nov 11, 2011, 17:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rachel King)

"Can relying on open source technology as the backbone for an entire company really be feasible? WordPress.com's founder Matt Mullenweg certainly seems to think so.

"'I believe morally and philosophically that not just software, but everything should be open source,' asserted Mullenweg, while speaking at the GigaOM RoadMap 2011 summit on Thursday evening.

"It's a bold statement, but it's the ethos that Mullenweg admirably stuck to, pointing out that sites like Wikipedia replaced Encyclopedia Britannica, and how far Android has gone for mobile.

"Although he later backtracked and admitted that Android is 'not a great example from an open source point of view' because of things like patents, Mullenweg still noted that you can download the code and run it on almost anything."

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