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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 Wordcamp Jerusalem 2013 - what if Wordpress was not open source Presentation Transcript

    • What if Wordpress was notopen source?Ofer CohenOpen Source MattersWordcamp Jerusalem 2013
    • @o c6Who am I? 66● In Open Source since 2005● Open Source Matters Board Member● Daily: Entrepreneur and R&D
    • Whos in the Open Source hood?
    • Competition?● Who is bigger?● Who is stronger?● Who is better?
    • More Competition?
    • Competition? Cooperation!
    • Competition? Cooperation!
    • Wordpress
    • Wordpress● Born in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg as fork of b2/cafelog● Start as blog platform and develop to CMS
    • 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/
    • So what if... ?
    • 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
    • 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)
    • What if wordpress wasnt open source?● Less web development
    • What if Wordpress wasnt open source?● Less social (for some people :)
    • What if Wordpress wasnt open source?● Less dreams
    • 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)
    • What if Wordpress wasnt open source?● On the other hand, open source: ○ Access to everyone (W3C websites)
    • What if Wordpress wasnt open source?● On the other hand, open source: ○ Access by everyone - download and change ○ And much more
    • Where is the fun part?
    • 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?
    • Open Source!What happens behind the scenes?YOU!
    • You have new friends & achievements
    • Community - Help Each Othercodex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress
    • Thank you Ofer Cohen Open Source Matters @oc666 embad.com