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Weblog Tools Collection: Matt Mullenweg Launches WordPress Foundation to Support Open Source

The WordPress Blog came out with some good news for the Open source and GPL community. Matt Mullenweg has officially started out the WordPress Foundation, a charitable organization to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software.

The point of the foundation is to ensure free access, in perpetuity, to the projects we support. People and businesses may come and go, so it is important to ensure that the source code for these projects will survive beyond the current contributor base, that we may create a stable platform for web publishing for generations to come. As part of this mission, the Foundation will be responsible for protecting the WordPress, WordCamp, and related trademarks. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the WordPress Foundation will also pursue a charter to educate the public about WordPress and related open source software.

To learn more about the WordPress Foundation, visit the official site.

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