Posts Tagged ‘WordPress Foundation’

Get a T-Shirt for Supporting WordPress

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January 18th, 2011
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iThemes is doing their part to support WordPress by offering a free t-shirt with every WordPress Foundation donation in excess of $50. According to the official instructions, simply donate to the WordPress Foundation, send a copy of your receipt along with a mailing address and shirt size to giveback (at) ithemes (dot) com, and patiently wait 2 – 4 weeks for your shirt. Well, what are you waiting for? It’s time to support your favorite blogging platform and get a free shirt!

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WordPress Trademark Donated to WordPress Foundation

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September 9th, 2010
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Automattic has officially donated the WordPress trademark to the non-profit WordPress Foundation.  To quote the official announcement by Jane Wells, “the Foundation will be responsible for safeguarding the trademarked name and logo from misuse toward the end of protecting WordPress and preventing confusion among people trying to figure out if a resource is ‘official’ or not.” Matt Mullenweg is obviously excited, as “the most central piece of WordPress’s identity, its name, is now fully independent from any company.” Ownership of the trademark could have made Automattic millions on the name alone, but in a move praised as “extremely generous and community-minded,” they are ensuring that both WordPress and its name will never be used to unfairly profit from, confuse, or cause harm to the blogging platform, its integrity, and the community itself.

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Matt Mullenweg Launches WordPress Foundation to Support Open Source

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January 22nd, 2010
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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.

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