PostStatus on the Thesis / Automattic Case

July 24, 2015

Brian Krogsgard wrote a post on Post Status about the Thesis VS Automattic Case. It sums up pretty much everything from the beginning of their dispute about GPL to the nature of licenses and patents and sheds some light on possible outcomes of this whole debate. It’s the most thoroughly researched article you will find on this topic and Brian managed to let both sides speak without taking sides for on or the other.

Chris Pearson and Matt Mullenweg have hardly communicated with one another in the last five years, but they are ideological enemies. They have very strong personalities and unshakable beliefs on business and software. This is a story of their dispute, their idealism, and the implications it will have on the WordPress project.

The post is about 10’000 words long, so go grab some coffee or other beverage and take some time to read it. It’s worth it.

Post Status – Thesis, Automattic, and WordPress

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