Tony Perez of Sucuri Security fame shared his initial thoughts on the weekend’s PressNomics event, specifically a discussion around commercial plugins:
What I understand of the discussion is simple. If a feature can be turned into a commodity then Matt feels it should not be commercialized. If it cannot then it’s ok to be commercialized. These are his founding principles and why you only see certain plugins in the list of Autommattic products. There is nothing wrong with this belief, unless we’re saying that the belief is further exasperated by some unwarranted action, that’d be a different story. But a belief or ideal in it of itself is of not real impact to anyone.
I would also take a look at the last few of Tony’s posts — there are a few fun photos from the event in there too.