Wordcamp Jerusalem 2013 - what if Wordpress was not open source

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Ofer Cohen presentation on the annual WordCamp 2013 at Jerusalem, about Open Source and why is so important to the web development

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Wordcamp Jerusalem 2013 - what if Wordpress was not open source

  1. 1. What if Wordpress was notopen source?Ofer CohenOpen Source MattersWordcamp Jerusalem 2013
  2. 2. @o c6Who am I? 66● In Open Source since 2005● Open Source Matters Board Member● Daily: Entrepreneur and R&D
  3. 3. Whos in the Open Source hood?
  4. 4. Competition?● Who is bigger?● Who is stronger?● Who is better?
  5. 5. More Competition?
  6. 6. Competition? Cooperation!
  7. 7. Competition? Cooperation!
  8. 8. Wordpress
  9. 9. Wordpress● Born in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg as fork of b2/cafelog● Start as blog platform and develop to CMS
  10. 10. Wordpress● Running about 16% of www ~ 90 Millions● Automattic manage wordpress.com ○ wordpress.com have over 4 billion page views per month● WordPress Foundation own copyright and logoen.wordpress.com/stats/
  11. 11. So what if... ?
  12. 12. Lets start, what if... ?● LAMP was not open source ○ Platform of proprietary world ○ $$$$ before starting use wordpress● On the other side, more use of LAMP ○ Make it more compatible & versatile ○ All open source CMS grow
  13. 13. What if Wordpress wasnt open source?● Less websites● Website is a set of related web pages containing content such as text, images, video, audio, etc (wikipedia)
  14. 14. What if wordpress wasnt open source?● Less web development
  15. 15. What if Wordpress wasnt open source?● Less social (for some people :)
  16. 16. What if Wordpress wasnt open source?● Less dreams
  17. 17. What if Wordpress wasnt open source?● No access for everyone ○ Linus: "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow"● Accessibility in low priority (not a money maker)
  18. 18. What if Wordpress wasnt open source?● On the other hand, open source: ○ Access to everyone (W3C websites)
  19. 19. What if Wordpress wasnt open source?● On the other hand, open source: ○ Access by everyone - download and change ○ And much more
  20. 20. Where is the fun part?
  21. 21. Open Source!What happens behind the scenes?● Who manage the code?● Who contribute features?● Who fix bugs?● Who document?● Who translate?● Who publish release notes?● Who build modules?
  22. 22. Open Source!What happens behind the scenes?YOU!
  23. 23. You have new friends & achievements
  24. 24. Community - Help Each Othercodex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress
  25. 25. Thank you Ofer Cohen Open Source Matters @oc666 embad.com

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