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May 15, 2004

Movable Type 3.0: Undo/Redo

I previously had an entry all typed up discussing the asinine changes Six Apart had made to their license agreement for MT 3, specifically the single-CPU clause in the free version.

Turns out it wasn't supposed to be there.

More Six Apart response to customer backlash is over at the Six Log.

In short, rather than taking the approach some companies do (We Know All), they're responding to customer feedback. The number of authors for the personal edition is increasing, they've clarified why the pricing is how it is, added additional options to get around the exorbitant prices some personal users would be subject to, and -- best of all -- redefining "weblog" in the license to mean the sum of the parts rather than the parts alone.

Some of the major concerns -- that secondary content like link logs or other sidebar material count against your total weblogs -- have been addressed. Also, inactive weblogs and authors don't count.

But why am I summing this up? If you were one of the people frustrated by the new product structure (as I was, despite the fact I feel Six Apart certainly do deserve to make money from their products), go read it yourself.

That said, I don't know if I'll be buying MT 3. I've never needed support, I don't foresee needing support, and I don't need the increased quotas, either. $70 (or $100 in a couple months) for nothing but a warm fuzzy feeling just isn't in my future.

Posted by Colin at May 15, 2004 1:23 PM

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