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Open Minds Podcast: Matt Mullenweg of Automattic

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Hi folks! We are back with a new episode of CC’s podcast, Open Minds … from Creative Commons!

“Season 2, Episode 3 of Walking with Matt” photo by Trey Ratcliff (CC BY 2.0)

On this episode, CC’s Director of Product, Anna Tumadóttir, sits down with Matt Mullenweg. Originally from Houston, Texas, Matt is the co-founder of the open-source blogging platform WordPress, the most popular publishing platform on the web, and the founder and CEO of Automattic, the company behind, WooCommerce and Jetpack.

As an advocate of distributed work, Matt set out to change the way folks work at Automattic. With more than 1,100 employees working from more than 62 countries, it is an entirely distributed company with no physical headquarters.

“I have found throughout my career, the more I’ve given away, the more I’ve gotten back.”

Matt is a long-time supporter of Creative Commons, and earlier this year, we announced that CC Search, the search engine we built for openly licensed content, had found a new home at 

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Posted 30 August 2021