According to WPTavern at WordCamp Europe, Matt Mullenweg asked that companies that benefit from WordPress invest 5 percent of their efforts into the continued development of the WordPress Core during his Q/A. He goes on to say that mobile is a huge part of the future of WordPress. The other main point was that Automattic has been contributing nearly 100 percent of the ongoing development in the mobile APP.
The Future of WordPress, According to Matt Mullenweg
In the WP Tavern article “Contributing Back to WordPress”, Matt Mullenweg reminds the WordPress community that WordPress can make it another ten years, as long as people are willing to continue giving back to WordPress. In the article “Contributing Back to WordPress”, it becomes clear that WordPress users need to recognize the different kind of ways to give back to WordPress (there are indirect and direct ways to do so). According to this article and Mullenweg, WordPress can continue to stay relevant and innovative into the future, as long as its users stick to a 5% rule, in regards to giving back to WordPress.
Elegant Themes recently wrote about the future of WordPress development saying it “promises a faster and more nimble release schedule,” and lists the various components developed for WordPress 3.8.