There’s been a lot of brouhaha over the new licensing terms on Movable Type 3.0. Movable Type is great blogging software, and it’s what I use to host this blog. You can read all about the issues with the licensing at Brad Choate’s site.
Mena Trott, one of the cofounders has asked people how they’re using MT, to see whether the new licensing terms would actually cause real hardship. That’s a real gutsy thing for a software author to do, and I applaud Mena and Ben, and I fully support their quest to make a living from the software they’ve built with passion and care.
For me, one author writing one weblog on my installation of MT, the new terms make no difference.
If we were going to use it as a business tool for UW Computing & Communications, we’d have no problem paying for the software under the new license terms.
I hope Mena and Ben make a bundle and keep growing the software into a ripe old age.