Chimps are occasional cannibals. Mailchimp seems to be no different. Can micro web agencies and freelancers still afford exposing their go-to email marketing service to their clients if that service now has entered in direct competition with their key offering: making websites?
[…] the capability and willingness to walk away and start new forks and new projects and new versions and futures, is what made open source so successful. If we don’t embrace this, if we don’t actively cultivate the plurality of ideas which brought us here, we’ll fall victim corporatization, monopolization, and the creation of monocultures.
Open web people:Decentralise all the things! Also open web people:Let’s centralise the granular page rendering process of database-driven front-ends into one monolithic, JS-driven build process and re-generate the entire site every time any piece of content gets updated. 🔥
In 2011, I co-founded a local WordPress meetup. In 2012, we organised what practically was a WordCamp – only we didn’t call it a WordCamp. It turned out so successful that in 2013, the same group of people decided to do another one. Fuelled by these experiences, more WordPress meetups would pop up all over… Read more Happy Meetup Day, Potsdam!