About.com starting to move to WordPress

Interesting – About.com is moving to WordPress. I also learned from Matt’s blog posting, much to my surprise, that they were using Movable Type before. It feels very significant that the New York Times Company is migrating its $410-million-dollar baby over to an open source content-management platform. The usual open source components further down the stack – Apache, Linux, et al. – don’t have the same implications for feel and functionality that the content management layer does, and therefore this feels like more of a significant endorsement of open source.

If I didn’t enjoy writing my own stuff so much, I’m pretty sure I’d be using WordPress too.


Nelson commented on Fri Dec 29 18:56:16 2006:

I dont think so…

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