In a not so surprising move, WordPress is going enterprise with a special version being offered by KnowNow and Automattic. The special enterprise version will be sold by KnowNow and is called KnowNow WordPress Enterprise Edition. This version will focus on the needs of companies:
About KnowNow WordPress Enterprise Edition
The new KnowNow WordPress Enterprise Edition will offer enterprises a comprehensive authoring solution that includes a powerful new platform for open communications and information management. With the addition of WordPress, KnowNow offers enterprises a platform to build their customer-facing presence in the blogosphere, or an internal platform behind their own firewall to support interactive employee communication. The solution enables authoring of content that leverages the RSS format, meaning enterprises can speed the delivery of critical information to employees, partners, or customers.
WordPress is an open source blogging software, so these features should actually be made available to the community, right? So far no comments from the Automattic guys.
This is of course good news for Automattic, but indeed bad news for SixApart, who has been relatively undisturbed in the commercial blogging niche. No more, so beware’€¦
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.