The Internet needs a strong, inde­pen­dent plat­form for those of us who don’t want to be at the mercy of some­one else’s domain. I like to think that if we didn’t cre­ate WordPress some­thing else that looks a lot like it would exist. I think Open Source is kind of like our Bill of Rights. It’s our Constitution. If we’re not true to that, noth­ing else matters.

Matt Mullenweg — Open Web FTW. (via Daniel)