June 27, 2006
Major entities such as The New York Times, CNET and About.com, as well as big blogs like GigaOm, paidContent and TechCrunch, use WordPress, but the company has recently seen a swell of interest for enterprise deployment of WordPress, and often times enterprises are much more comfortable having a support contract in place.
This follows the release of a pricing model for commercial use of Akismet, Automattic’s kick ___ anti spam product.
Initial reception has been quite positive.
This is a big step forward for Automattic, as they build out a business model while still offering the world’s greatest blog software free to consumers and preserve the passionate commitment of their terrific open source development community.