Our first guest was Francois Planque. Francois is a very cool guy I have known for about a year and has a really interesting story/perspective relating to recent events. You see way back in the early 2000’s there was this blogging software called B2. The founder of the software pretty much abandoned the project and so people started creating hacks for it…. only it was not very ideal for people that were not very tech savvy to apply all these bug fixes/hacks. There were several people contributing to these fixes and hacks. One was Matt Mullenweg and the other was Francois Planque. They both got tiered of helping a dying platform and when b2 was finally announced dead they forked there own versions. Francois Planque started his own called B2evolution and Matt Mullenweg started WordPress. Then the B2 original Author proclaimed wordpress as the successor.
Did you know that?
Anyway I also get his take on the recent back and fourth between Matt Mullenweg and Anil Dash.
A little bit later Thor Schrock came on and talked about his new venture the Top Affiliate Challenge. I am a coach on the program against John Chow and some
spammer mass email deployer aka MLM. Maybe the 2 could combine teams to make it more of a challenge for my team.