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WordPress is Free(dom)

Posted February 15, 2021 by Josepha. Filed under Podcast.

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy gives quick explanations of the Four Freedoms of open source, the phrase “Free as in free speech, not free as in beer,” and why open source matters in the grand scheme of things. 

Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording.




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Welcome to your WP Briefing

Posted February 1, 2021 by Josepha. Filed under Podcast.

Why this podcast now?

There’s a lot that goes into WordPress, and for anyone who isn’t involved full time (and sometimes even for those who are), it can be tough to see it all. There is more to WordPress’s success than the code within it or the open source freedoms behind it. To really understand what makes WordPress so unique, you would have to spend countless hours digging into its philosophy, the community that supports it, and the many years of learning that the software benefits from.

This podcast is for WordPress users, builders, and contributors of all levels. It’s designed to give you quick insights into the longstanding philosophies of the WordPress open source project. Each episode will include:

  1. An easy-to-digest overview of a cool WP philosophy
  2. A highlight of a community success story or a noteworthy contributor
  3. A small list of big things to know about (or do) in the coming weeks

And sometimes, when I just can’t do a topic justice, I’ll have a guest with me to talk us through it together.

Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording.


Show Notes

State of the Word and three trends in action

What to look out for in 2021

Goals: http://make.wordpress.org/updates/2021/01/21/big-picture-goals-2021/

Community Highlight

How to get involved 


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See Also:

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