We strongly believe in the power of open source software, and have seen first hand how it can empower communities to build better software for an endless variety of applications, from the ground up.
Bitcoin, and other digital currencies, are great examples of how open, community driven development can spark innovations that would be very difficult to replicate under a top down, proprietary development model.
That’s one of the main reasons why we accepted bitcoin as payment for Automattic upgrades. Though we paused Bitcoin support earlier this year, due to resource constraints, we still strongly support its mission. It’s also why we’ve recently engaged in the policy realm to champion policies that will foster, not impede future innovations in open, digital currencies like Bitcoin.
We’re proud to have filed comments in response to New York State’s proposed Bitlicense, which is a state-level attempt to regulate the decentralized, open source…
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