Chuck Grimmet, who is on Automattic‘s Special Projects team for WordPress.com, “did some data exploration around WordPress core contributors and the companies they work for.” Chuck breaks down the data in detail with several tables on his blog.
Notably, the percentage of sponsored contributors has steadily increased to almost 20% now.
Chuck’s research was inspired by a good question from David Bisset:
I’ve been an admirer of Chuck’s blog for a while — especially his use of Webmentions. We should all use them.
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