with 'pagerank' tag

andy baio, of upcoming.org fame, writes about “wordpress website’s search engine spam”. it certainly adds a new flavor to this entry about how many sites link to wordpress.org.

this isn’t entirely without precedent. they’re not there now, but for a while there were small text-links at the bottom of the phorum website that were obviously capitalizing on their pagerank. i don’t know how the phorum developers may have disclosed that.

the intersection of open source and business is always pretty messy, and i believe even more so when you’re starting with a community project. (as opposed to something entirely or mostly developed by those trying to start a business around it.)