The following is a guest post from new i2Coalition member Perfect Dashboard.
Perfect Dashboard is proud to announce that we will be joining the i2Coalition.
Perfect Dashboard helps hosting companies to provide a seamless WordPress experience. With our help WordPress, an open source product, can compete and win against closed solutions like Wix, Facebook, or Google Sites.
We believe that open source projects, like WordPress, are the way to keep the Internet free, diversified, and not dominated by governments or oligopolies. There are advantages and drawbacks to open source solutions, however, which is where we come in. We minimize and fix those drawbacks.
WordPress management is one of the biggest challenges faced by the hosting industry today. It’s critical that we as an industry limit the plague of outdated websites being hacked. Simultaneously, fully managed WordPress plans are the best answer for hosts and Open Source versus the threat caused by Wix, Weebly, and other SaaS-based, closed solutions. Perfect Dashboard brings WordPress management automation to the web hosting industry. Our building blocks automate WordPress updating, testing, and repair, reducing the effort for WordPress administrators from hours to minutes. It’s now possible to offer fully managed WordPress plans for a competitive price.
Open Source is at the heart of Perfect Dashboard. We believe that keeping open source alive and prominent is one of the key ways to save the internet from becoming dominated by big corporations and censored by governments. When we heard of the i2Coalition, their work, and their Technical Outreach Committee at Open X-Change Summit 2017 in Brussels, we knew that we would be a good fit for their membership.
As part of our core open source and open internet mission, we are looking to support the political process in helping define technical and policy issues which affect the internet (both domestically and internationally). We hope that our years of open solutions involvement gives us a perspective to inform, educate, and advocate in the same vein that i2Coalition as done for years.