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Written By: Gary on May 15, 2004 2 Comments

This is a bit of a followup to my earlier entry on the new pricing scheme at MT (which could have be subtitled “whiners begone”). Read Melissa’s post, she made it pretty understandable when she summarized up Mena’s followup post (which clarified a few things and even retroactively removed a thing or two from the EULA). I’m sure they lost some business, there were too many upset people yesterday.

    Highlights of the update

  • Some of their choices were made due to results of a survey (which I failed to answer). If you combine two or three blogs into one (and they aren’t used sepratly) it only counts as one.
  • The dual processor rule should not have been in the EULA.
  • You are not required to upgrade to 3.0 and you only have to obey the liscence as to when you agreed to it.
  • You can add individual author/logs to the personal license for $10.
  • Old archived blogs don’t count.

Mena says: “Furthermore, it is not our intention to stiffle the creativity of our users. So, if you have a great weblog that uses 11 weblogs seamlessly to appear as one site or weblog, you should not be penalized.”

I feel bad, I bet Mena and Company lost some sleep yesterday (or maybe they keep a bar at the office).


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2 Responses to “More Movable Type”

  1. Jay Allen says on: 15 May 2004 at 10:52 am

    “I feel bad, I bet Mena and Company lost some sleep yesterday (or maybe they keep a bar at the office).”

    If they aren’t already, I bet they’re considering it now… :-)

  2. Jim says on: 15 May 2004 at 6:00 pm

    They did clarify few points, but they didn’t change much. They still demand 100-600$ for the use of the software. It is like Oracle database, you don’t own it, you simply rent it from 6A. The big difference is that, MT is not that great. It was popular because it was one of the best among the free ones, and it was developed by a family. Now they are VC funded company, trying to push central technologies like Typekey to control the blogs. Probably now people are less likely to use their software and there will be a big migration to WordPress in the near future. Sooner or later people will stop using MT.

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