Our host finds himself on the other side of the mic on the latest episode of The Rework Podcast. Basecamp co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson invited Matt for a friendly debate about tech monopolies, power in open-source communities, and how Matt views his role as the CEO of a successful company that contributes to the WordPress open-source project.
It’s a lively conversation, and Matt has the opportunity to share some of his observations on his industry, like this one:
There is so much possibility and abundance created by the platforms that came before us. WordPress cannot exist without so much that we’re built on top of that people don’t think about anymore. They don’t think about their web server. They don’t think about their database server. They don’t think about the language. We used to think about those things a ton… the layers of abstraction that users need to think about changes. That means it’s not zero-sum at all.