WordPress Words: Automattic

WordPress is a free and open source content management system, as well as being owned by company named Automattic. Automattic was founded by Matt Mullenweg in 2005. Automattic is derived from the founder’s first name. Automattic employees work from around the world meeting once or twice a year or more as needed, becoming one of the first virtual companies in the world with hundreds of employees. 

There are many different teams working for Automattic managing different aspects of the company.  From  California, Texas, New York, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Iceland, Bulgaria, Australia, and more.  Teams are all over the world.

I am a founding developer of WordPress, the Open Source software used by over 22% of the web, including this site. The website says WordPress is “a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform” but more importantly WordPress is a part of who I am. Like eating, breathing, music, I can’t not work on WordPress.
Matt Mullenweg

Although Automattic known for being associated with WordPress, it’s also known for being associated with other projects like Longreads, which is a site that helps people find and share the best storytelling in the world. It is also responsible for creating the Gravatar or Globally Recognized Avatar.

Automattic is the commercial company associated with WordPress. Automattic also owns WordPress.com and manages the VIP side of WordPress.com. WordPress is overseen by the WordPress Foundation, a trust set up to oversee WordPress development and community as well as rights.

Automattic is an Open Source software company, and much of Automattic’s income derives from several factors and services such as:

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