Matt’s Response

Matt responds to the WordPress issue.

I am acutely aware that this is far from an ideal system and could be a lot better, and we’re working on that. I strongly believe that WordPress can and will be independent in a way that doesn’t involve begging for money, annoying users, or selling out.

This is what everyone wanted from the get go. I can already feel the flames dieing down.

Still bugging me – the default link to wordpress.org. Obviously this is my choice to keep it. Previously there would be no reason to be wary of leaving the link.

Still, it does nothing to reassure me the that default links that ship with WordPress are benign. Before this happend, I had idea that keeping the attribution to WordPress.org on the footer of the blog could actually be used deceptively. Now I know it can, and am much queasier about the default linking in WordPress. Naturally, I see how it’s to your benefit, and a very cool marketing idea, but more disclosure would help alay our worries…

Elliot feels the same.