Quick hits fro mthe world of WordPress, the open source software that powers this blog:
I didn’t win the WordPress 1.5 Theme Competition. Oh well, at least I still have my pride.
My two cents: It was a shady tactic to exploit the high page rank for some Google AdSense cash, but it is free software that needs funding – really good software at that – so I’m somewhat foregiving.
I’m glad it’s gone now, but I don’t fault him too much for doing it in the first place.
I’m late to the discussion, but only because I see it as a triumph of the community, the great WordPress community, to affect change. They got it right, Matt changed his ways, and we can move on.
BLATANT PLUG: Despite all this brouhaha, WordPress is awesome blogging software. Simple, easy, extensible, customizable. I left Movable Type for WordPress. I would reccommend it, highly, to everyone.