Movable Type 3.0

It’s what every blogger who runs his blog on Movable Type is talking about: Movable Type 3.0 licensing sucks!

So what’s it all about?
Well, the guys at Six Apart have restructured their pricing plans and licenses and bloggers are pissed about it.
There still is a free version, BUT No support from Six Apart, No access to paid installation service, No access to fee-based services, No promotion of your weblogs through the Recently Updated list, No commercial usage, No more than one author and three weblogs and you may install the Software on only one (1) computer or server having a single CPU.

It also seems that you have to register with TypeKey to be able to download the free version, something that they assured wouldn’t be the case.

Bloggers are reacting badly to this and are throwing around ideas of alternatives such as Blogger and WordPress.

Personally, I like Movable Type and I think it’s a great blogging tool.
But I agree with other bloggers that the new pricing and licensing plans are sometimes against logic.

I think that there’s too big a fuss about it though.
I mean, if you don’t like MT 3.0 stay with what you have now or move to something else. It’s really as simple as that.

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