Matt Mullenweg takes questions from the audience after the State of the Word 2021. Livestreamed from New York City, State of the Word is the annual keynote address delivered by the WordPress project’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg.
The questions included discussions about Gutenberg and its split licensing, bringing the next generation to WordPress, Virtual Reality, and supporting small web publishers, to name a few.
1:14 What are the safety measures of content in Openverse and the WordPress Photo directory?
4:50 What are the plans for WooCommerce in 2022?
7:40 Will WordPress have a “Styles directory” (similar to the Patterns directory) in future?
13:39 What advise do you have for young people using WordPress?
20:48 What can we do to bring the next generation of folks to contribute to WordPress?
26:07 Thoughts on WordPress and Virtual Reality?
29:50 What are you going to be using the space where State of the Word was held for, and can community members use this area?
32:06 What can we expect from Gutenberg Phase 3?
37:19 How can we make the new features in WordPress such as draggable blocks, images from openverse, patterns, etc easy to understand for users?
40:57 What can WordPress do to protect small web publishers from big tech companies’ greed and hostility to the open web?
46:47 How does relicensing of the Gutenberg lines up with four freedoms and why contributors to WordPress should support the same?
57:23 Has the topic of Internet art made it to your radar, and is it of interest to you?