Stupid Evil Bastard and about a billion other bloggers have learned that SixApart has made one of the biggest gaffes they could have. Faster than you can say “it’s too late to download MT 2.661” the company that developed the software that this blog rests on has changes its licensing. If I were to swtich over, it would cost me nothing — but the group blogs would have to go, unless I was willing to cough up upwards of $600 for the license.
Seeing as SixApart was funded by donations, word of mouth advertising, and the goodwill of people giving to “the cause” I can imagine there are a lot of hard feelings out there. Not that 6A is a co-op or a not-for-profit. It is a company, and has a right to make a profit.
But the way they’ve made the transition shows a lack of sense or good will. I’m looking for new software.
Chutney, I may join you with WordPress, if they ever enable multiple blogs. At least we’ll know it can never turn, since it is covered by the Gnu Public License. If a good number of MT users dub it the sweetheart successor to MT, it will prosper, while MT shrinks.
A dang shame.