Wikimedia v. NSA

As a Wikimedia Foundation board member, I’m proud to support a lawsuit it filed today: Today, we’re filing a lawsuit against the National Security Agency to protect the rights of the 500 million people who use Wikipedia every month. We’re doing so because a fundamental pillar of democracy is at stake: the free exchange of […]

We Proudly Have Your Back: EFF Awards WordPress.com 5 Stars For Protecting User Speech

Originally posted on Transparency Report:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation yesterday released a new version of their Who Has Your Back? report, focused on protecting user speech from “copyright & trademark bullies.” We’re proud that WordPress.com was awarded all five possible stars in the report — one of only two services to earn that honor. “When a private citizen…

Automattic raises $160 million

News is out both on our founder Matt Mullenweg’s blog and on Re/code about Automattic’s $160 million fundraising. I’m really excited about what this new capital means for Automattic’s ability to support WordPress. Welcome to new investors including Deven Parekh at Insight, Chris Sacca, and the Endurance team. And thanks to Tiger Global and True Ventures for their continued […]

Free as in Selfie*

Richard Stallman, a founding father of the free software movement, spoke at the Automattic Lounge tonight. What’s the right response when you get to host someone who helped inspire both your personal passion and your livelihood? A selfie of course. * One of Stallman’s best lines is: “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand […]