I Can Do Anything! So What?

the lesson I’ve learned about business, by thinking as a developer about Ingot, as a business. There was a time, let’s call it the last few years of my life, when I rushed from “great idea” to prototype. I’ve spent a lot of time coding an idea before even considering the business’ unique value proposition, or whether such a thing exists.

The Typical WordPress User

Attending WordCamp US and The Community Summit was a highlight of my year and a huge privilege. But hearing so many people put down the intelligence of WordPress users was a huge disappointment. The challenge of defining a single profile for the typical WordPress user is impossible, and trying to do so leads to a dismissive view of those who make this success of the WordPress ecosystem possible.

The GPL, Partnerships & Paying It In All Directions

Earlier this week my company CalderaWP announced a new partner that was made possible by the GPL, but goes beyond what the GPL requires. The GPL fosters community. It does not make community. Our community is based on how we use those freedoms and nurture our relationships.