A few weeks in the past, Automattic introduced it had raised $300 million from Salesforce Ventures in a Collection D spherical. In an interview with TechCrunch, Automattic founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg stated:
“I believe there’s potential to get to an identical market share as Android, which I imagine now has 85% of all handsets. When you consider it, open supply has a virtuous cycle of adoption, individuals constructing on the platform and extra adoption.”
That remark kicked off a Twitter dialogue between Matt and David Heinemeier Hansson about funding and tech monopolies. Then, in a uncommon instance of Web discourse taking a optimistic flip as an alternative of devolving right into a Godwin’s Regulation-fueled nightmare, Matt and David obtained on the cellphone to maintain the controversy going. We recorded their dialog and launched it because the latest episode of the Rework podcast.