Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress and the founder of Automattic, joins Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson for a spirited debate about tech monopolies, power in open-source communities, and how to be good stewards of the modern web that they helped build.
This was a fascinating podcast. Matt Mullenweg had spoken of an ambition to get WordPress to 80% of the web. Heinemeier Hansson took him to task on twitter and they ended up in a podcast.
An example of civil discussion and disagreement on the internet. Moving off twitter to a better medium.
Although they did not resolve the central concern they touched on many points around control and ownership on the web.
It gave me a little insight into the scale of the web. Left me feeling pretty naive.
A few mentions of capitalism had me wondering what a socialist web would look like?