I’ve been playing once again with a Coursera class on machine learning.
What value do your skills really have? To you? To your employer?
When someone hacks a plugin or theme, it’s bad. When someone hacks the foundation of those systems (WordPress), it’s worse. When someone hacks the base upon which WordPress is built (Apache, Nginx, or whatever server you use), it’s tragic.
I love WordPress, both because it’s free and because it’s free.