Each year, the WordPress State of the Word is the annual keynote address at WordCamp US, presented by the co-founder of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg. In this year’s address, Matt reintroduces WordPress including the Four Freedoms, the mission, and some of the hurdles overcome by the new editor in WordPress 5.0.
WordPress State of the Word Q&A Video
The freedom to build. The freedom to change. The freedom to share.
The WordPress Bill of Rights
WordPress is licensed under the General Public License (GPLv2 or later) which provides four core freedoms, consider this as the WordPress “bill of rights”:
- The freedom to run the program, for any purpose.
- The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.
- The freedom to redistribute.
- The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others.
WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. We believe great software should work with minimum set up, so you can focus on sharing your story, product, or services freely. The basic WordPress software is simple and predictable so you can easily get started. It also offers powerful features for growth and success.
We believe in democratizing publishing and the freedoms that come with open source. Supporting this idea is a large community of people collaborating on and contributing to this project. The WordPress community is welcoming and inclusive. Our contributors’ passion drives the success of WordPress which, in turn, helps you reach your goals.Via WordPress.org
Make 2019 the year you help WordPress, press into the future!
Whether you’re a budding developer, a designer, or just like helping out, we’re always looking for people to help make WordPress even better.