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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.

Show Notes

DHH on Twitter - 00:53

Matt Mullenweg's website | Twitter - 00:57

The Twitter conversation that started the debate - 1:07 - 1:40

Automattic website - 1:45

Automattic's Series D funding announcement - 1:54

Matt Mullenweg's interview with TechCrunch - 3:30

"Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: Sleep Is Our Competition" (Fast Company) - 9:19

A 2005 demo by DHH on creating a blog engine in 15 minutes - 16:49

"The deal Jeff Bezos got on Basecamp" (Signal v. Noise) - 24:16

Benevolent dictator for life (Wikipedia) - 46:21

DHH on the Django Chat podcast - 46:37

"Richard Stallman resigns from MIT over Epstein comments" (The Verge) - 47:15

Automattic Acquires Tumblr from Verizon - 56:17

What is Rework?

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.