Movable Type 3.0 and group blogs
Apparently, there is a great deal of discussion about the Movable Type 3.0 pricing structure
. The "free"
edition is now limited to three weblogs and just one author. To get 9 authors, you've got to pay $190 ($150 intro price). This effectively
means the end of free and reasonably priced MT group blogs. For example, Crooked Timber
plus multiple guest bloggers (now requires a "commerical" license for $700/$600 intro). BushOut.TV
has 6 authors,
not to mention being hosted as part of a MT installation with 10 users and more than 5 blogs.
Yes, I do not think we will be upgrading any time soon. I have no use for commerical MT support and there are not that many new features.
And if I did want to upgrade, I would have to pay at least $150 to get what I currently have.
I don't want to demean the authors of MT. It's a great program, and their new pricing structure helps clarify what it can be used for
commerically. But it's left a class of non-commerical, tech-savvy heavy users out in the rain.
sigh That's what you get for using proprietary software.