While Matt Mullenweg was in France for WordCamp Paris 2009, the team from ReadWriteWeb France took the opportunity to catch up with him and ask him a few questions about open source, WordPress, and the future.

Below, you’ll find the first interview in a five-part series. The entire interview has Matt discussing open source, Creative Commons, developing WordPress with the community, social media in politics, the Obama campaign, and what Fabrice Epelboin of ReadWriteWeb France described as “an upcoming global translator social network service for an open source project.”