Video: Matt Mullenweg tells former rival Anil Dash what’s ahead for WordPress | PaidContent

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During a Q&A with former rival Anil Dash at paidContent 2012, WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg acknowledged the blogging platform’s complexities and revealed he has been working on a “radically simplified” WordPress.

Not that long ago, Matt Mullenweg, a founding developer of WordPress, and Anil Dash, once chief evangelist of Six Apart and Movable Type, were publicly feuding over open source and the relative merits of their respective blogging platforms. But that’s another country. Six Apart was acquired by Say Media and Movable Type is under control of a Japanese firm while WordPress continues to grow and evolve with its parent firm Automattic. As for Mullenweg and Dash, now cofounder of consultancy Activate, and CEO of start-up ThinkUp, the two got together on stage at The TimesCenter during our paidContent 2012″>paidContent 2012 for an informative interview — and then went out to lunch. (Unfortunately, we couldn’t mike the lunch.)

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