Automattic is a company founded in 2005 by Matt Mullenweg, one of the co-founders of the WordPress software project. The company is responsible for developing and maintaining several popular web-based products and services, including the WordPress.com platform, Jetpack, WooCommerce, Akismet, Gravatar, Simplenote, and Longreads.
Automattic has a significant influence on the WordPress ecosystem and open-source software development in general. The company contributes to the development of the WordPress core software, as well as various plugins and themes. Additionally, Automattic has supported the development of various open-source projects outside of WordPress, such as the BuddyPress social networking platform and the P2 collaborative publishing platform.