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30 July, 2005

I bought MovableType

Today, I purchased unlimited license of MovableType. It's very easy to upgrade and the configuration is very straight forward.

Why do I upgrade from 2.66 to MovableType 3.x? Well, MovableType 2.xx was a great system, it powered SillyDog701, MozInfo701 and MacCentre701 as well as this blog for me. It works great, and I really like it. In particular, MozInfo701 has multi-authors, MovableType is just the right tool for SillyDog701 to publish news.

When SixApart changed the license of MovableType to a charged version, a lot of people dumped MovableType and switched to WordPress. For mainly two reasons: money and open-source.

Firstly, a free version of MovableType is still available, and you can still do a lot with free version of MovableType. But many people feel that they would lost a lot with that free version.
Next, there are a group of people who much use everything that's open-source or GPL license. They just don't know if everything is free, no programmers can survive. And I am not a free-source supporter. I believe paying for good software/service is reasonable, hence I pay for unlimited license of MovableType.

Mark Pilgrim has an interesting writing, which I believe many WordPress switchers agree with him. He kept repeating that was not due to licensing issue (money), but in my opinion, the entire article is still about money.

Related entry:
spamming by the creator of popular WordPress (3 April, 2005)

Posted by Antony on 30 July 2005 3:59 AM | website related

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