WordPress.com is brought to you by some of the same folks who work on the open source blogging software available at WordPress.org.
Open source WordPress has been incredibly successful and risen from a handful of users to the most-used blog tool in its category. However, as easy-to-use as we could make the open source package, there was still a barrier in that it requires a hosting account, a database, FTP, and a whole alphabet soup of acronyms that make normal people like you and me dizzy.
WordPress.com is under very active development, and they roll out updates almost every day. New features and services are driven by you so please use our feedback form to let us know what you want.Almost everything on WordPress.com is free, and things that are currently free will remain free in the future, but we do offer paid a la carte upgrades for things like custom design and custom domains. How do we pay for everything? WordPress.com is run by Automatic which currently makes money from the aforementioned upgrades, blog services, Akismet anti-spam technology, and hosting partnerships.
If you’re a current user and you dig what we’re doing, the best way you can help us out is to help a friend get set up as well. It also gives you more buddies for your blogroll. ;)