WordPress developers get corporate


This morning the lead developers of WordPress unveiled a new corporate entity based on the popular open-source blogging platform. The new company, Automattic, employs WordPress lead developers Ryan Boren and Matt Mullenweg, contributing developer Donncha O’Caoimh, and Andy Skelton.

The new company will provide WordPress consulting services and develop and maintain services such as hosted blogging site WordPress.com and antispam tool Akismet.

Automattic is a Delaware corporation founded on March 28, 2005 and previously mentioned on this blog as “WordPress Inc.” in late March. The company’s official launch is meant to coincide with the release of WordPress 2.0 later this month.