Andy Baio has written an article on some unsavory practices on the part of the WordPress developers. Basically they’re selling the PageRank they have accumulated from all those “Powered by WordPress” buttons on blogs to a company that churns out junk articles on topics that garner high-cost ads.

Update: Not only is WordPress publishing bogus articles on their site, they also provided hidden links to them on their home page using a CSS “cloaking” technique so that spiders see them but humans do not. The sleaze factor increases.