I’ve been using WordPress for quite some time and I just found out that Matt Mullenweg and the gang have founded a new company called Automattic to manage the WordPress developments. All the best to them. They are great !
It is now official. Today, he has launched a new company, called Automattic, a bootsrapped operation (no, the company is not looking for venture capital) founded by a handful of folks (with a heavy Texas contingent) to manage WordPress, WordPress.com and Akismet (a service to help block blog spam). For now, Matt is working out of his San Francisco apartment. SiliconBeat
This is excellent. I think this kind of business model is a truly good thing. We have a great, open-source, community-drive piece of software (WP), which has spawned several ventures that will bring in revenue.