Iniziamo la nostra pubblicazione di storie di hacker partendo da colui che che ha inventato, assieme ad altri wordpress: Matt Mullenweg
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He is the founding developer of the popular open-source blogging software WordPress and writes a popular blog Photo Matt. After quitting his job at CNET, he has devoted the majority of his time to developing a number of open source projects and is a frequent speaker at conferences. In late 2005, he founded Automattic, the business behind WordPress.com and Akismet.
In June 2002 Matt started using b2/cafelog blogging software to complement the photos he was taking on a trip to Washington D.C. after participating in the National Fed Challenge competition. He contributed some minor code regarding typographic entities and cleaner permalinks.
In May 2004 chief WordPress competitor Movable Type announced a radical price change which drove thousands of users to seek alternate solutions. This is widely regarded as the tipping point for WordPress.
February 2005 Matt and the WordPress team released WordPress 1.5 “Strayhorn”, which had over 900,000 downloads. The release introduced their theme system, moderation features, and a new front end and back end redesign.
During late March and early April 2005, Andrew Baio found at least 168,000 hidden articles on wordpress.org website, using technical known as cloaking. Matt admitted it and removed all hidden articles.
In December 2005 Mullenweg announced Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and Akismet. Automattic employed people who had contributed to the WordPress project, including lead developer Ryan Boren and WordPress MU creator Donncha O Caoimh. An Akismet licensing deal and WordPress bundling was announced with Yahoo! Small Business web hosting about the same time.