Increasing competition in blogging services

Toni Schneider quits Yahoo! where he was heading the Yahoo! Developer Network to become the CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com that was formed last fall by Matt Mullenweg, lead developer of WordPress. "Automattic is poised to become a leading provider of blogging services" he writes. I wasn't too far off when I wrote in a few predictions to watch WordPress and others from the Open Source movement jump in the blogging service arena and compete head to head with Six Apart and alike. Another confirmation, and closer from home (Paris!), Olivier Meunier has published the roadmap for DotClear 2 (it's in French, but I will get back to it in the following weeks, as DotClear is really set to become the European challenger in this space).

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