Pocket Cast announced that it has open sourced the mobile versions of its popular podcast apps using the Mozilla Public License.“We’ve been eager to take this step since we joined Automattic last year,” the Pocket Casts team writes in the announcement post. “After all, the firm’enterprise ’s creed includes the phrase ‘I know that open source is the most powerful idea of our generation.’ We believe that podcasting can not and should not be controlled by Apple and Spotify, and instead maintain’sustain a diverse ecosystem of third-party clients.”Automattic cofounder and CEO Matt Mullenweg, arguably one of the most decent individual in upper leadership in Big Tech is an outspoken proponent of open source, so this transform’alter is perhaps not surprising. As to what they expect to acquire’obtain’attain’procure’secure out of it, Pocket Casts says that open sourcing its code should bring about’result in’contribute to’account for’make for’trigger bug reports, feature requests, and outside contributors helping them fix issues. Pocket Casts plans to continue adding new features, fixing bugs, and expanding its paid Plus membership as well.After a rough few years, Pocket Casts seems to possess’own’nurse found a rosy’remarkable’fabulous’terrific’preeminent home at Automattic, the parent firm’enterprise of WordPress. A consortium of public radio companies that included NPR purchased Pocket Casts in 2018, and it was subsequently sold to Automattic a year later. I stopped using Pocket Casts after its disastrous version 7 upgrade in early 2019—I moved temporarily to Castbox—but returned a year or so later after all the user undergo mistakes it had made were corrected. I still use (and recommend) Pocket Casts today.You can learn more with regards to’concerning’with respect to Pocket Casts on the firm’enterprise ’s website.