In the midst of the uproar about MovableType’s recent licensing change, it’s nice to see a few rational comments.
Although the situations are obviously different, the uproar reminds me of when I started charging for HomeSite. You see, the first version of HomeSite was free, but after months of providing free software – and free support – I decided I needed to start charging for it. It was impossible to handle my full-time job and work on HomeSite, so I had to give up one of them. My day job paid well, but it wasn’t much fun – so the choice was obvious.
Now, I announced that I’d be charging for the second version of HomeSite several months in advance, so I was completely unprepared for the uproar once the price went into place. Messages similar to this Usenet post hit my inbox, and my support forums were peppered with personal attacks.
Having been where the Six Apart crew are now, can I make a suggestion to those who are flaming them? Even if you live in some bizarro universe that equates earning a living with belonging to a satanic cult, if you’re really not willing to pay for MovableType, at least have the courtesy to thank them for the free ride up to this point.
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Closure on the MT3 Licensing Fury.
At least for me it will be. I swear this will be my last post on the MT license uproar. SixApart has adjusted their personal licensing terms and made some clarification to their licenses.
MT 3.0 — continued
Nick Bradbury: ‘In the midst of the uproar about MovableType’s recent licensing change, it’s nice to see a few rational comments. … Having been where the Six Apart crew are now, can I make a suggestion to those who are
It’s not the time to miss the show
I was sure that by not crying with the wolves and expressing a dissenting opinion against the vast majority of…
Nick Bradbury weighs in
Nick Bradbury’s asked people to chill out RE: MT3, and relates what he went through when first charging for HomeSite. There are some key differences between his situation and 6A’s, though.
So much have been written about the release of Movable Type 3.0, and the new licensing model, I thought I’d just chime in and offer my point of view, by request, actually.
Six Apart releases MT3.0D
Six Apart took everyone by surprise today and release Movable Type 3.0, the long awaited upgrade for it’s popular Content Management System more commonly know as blog software to the majority of it’s users. The excitement of the release was…
Six Apart quells the fury
Six Apart clarifies the issues. Next time, a deep breath might help…
I’m certain that some people think electricity, water, gasoline, books, DVDs, steaks, popcorn, broadband Internet access, printer paper, premium digital …
Вот интересное мнение Ника Брэдбери,
Вот интересное мнение Ника Брэдбери, автора FeedDemon и Homesite, о реакции на новую политику лицензирования Movable Type. Он сравнивает ее…
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