WordPress empowers more than 27% of the web. From the tiniest personal blog to the largest media website, its development is fully executed by a community effort. The software is released under the General Public Licence and it's available for free, but it enables one of the most solid economies in the open source space with the ultimate goal of democratising publishing. There are countless designers, developers, managers, analysts, journalists, bloggers, making a living on top of WordPress, as well as media agencies, online platforms, and service providers thriving in the WordPress ecosystem.

How does this universe work? Who is in control? How does one monetize in the Free Software Environment?

This presentation will cover the story of WordPress, its community, and its impact to the preservation of the open web.

Organised and sponsored by WordPress.com.