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Matt Mullenweg, Automattic, & WordPress

So many people are complaining about Matt Mullenweg and his “aspirations” for Automattic and WordPress.com. I don’t have issues with any of those “aspirations” or his getting investment from Salesforces.

What I do have a problem with is that Matt has co-opted and confused the brand of WordPress. There is the self-hosted and open source version of WordPress at WordPress.org and then there is the hosted, business WordPress.com that Automattic runs.

I don’t even have a problem with Jetpack tying the two together. It’s just the confusion between Dot Com and Dot Org, that gets me.

What do you think? Is there more to this that I’m missing?

By Seth

Seth Goldstein is a Digital Marketer, Technologist, Agency Owner, and Father.

He is based out of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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