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Does the title look wierd? No, it isn’t. Its Spanish for “New License“. And yes, I’m talking about Movable Type‘s new license. Yes, they’ve changed it again, I’m not surprised at that, they can’t seem to differentiate between good & bad & horrible. ๐Ÿ˜‰

After a heated exchange of words & hot swearing, the dust has settled down at SixApart, or it seems to have. ๐Ÿ˜€ I was thinking that they might be taken apart but they withstood the storm & deserve a round of applause. ๐Ÿ˜€

Ok, now getting down to the unpleasant thing. SixApart is still standing tall on its original deal as far as the free version is concerned, 1 author & 3 blogs. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

Well, no big deal about it & no surprises there. ๐Ÿ™„

All the more reason to shift to open-source tools since those with more than 3 blogs or 1 author can’t use Movable Type 3. ๐Ÿ˜ 

Some people are saying that SixApart has struck the perfect balance, got the license right now, I don’t think how they’ve got it right. A guy went as far as saying that

The details are pretty pleasing on all levels, I think. Anyone who thinks they’re unreasonable is being unreasonable themselves, if you ask me

๐Ÿ™„ All they’ve done is compartmentalised the paid section but left the free section as it was, & let me remind everyone, especially the purveyors of MT, that it was the free license that created the huge uproar & it is still as it was, no change in it, period. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

So those who say that calling on SixApart’s new License is unreasonable, well, my advise to them is wash their faces with cold water, get the sleep out of their eyes & brains, read on the old & new licenses carefully, follow the trackbacks on the old announcements(as far as you can, I won’t ask to do that for all of them since they are way too many), get on what people got so much ticked off at & then decide what Six Apart has really done, nothing, I’d say. If you got only 1-3 blogs & if you’re the only author, then MT’s new license suits you as the old one did but there are many people who’ve setup their friends blogs or their own blogs(more than 3) with their single installation of MT & they certainly don’t like the new license than the old one, as both are same for them & both means that they need to cough up $$$. To those, I can only say, its time to move on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What I don’t understand is that why people still stick with MT when there are better solutions available for FREE. ๐Ÿ˜• The rebuilding sucks like anything & the features of MT can be had in any other script that have them all or can have by using pre-made hacks or plugins. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And besides, to those who think that since now SixApart has granted unlimited blogs on all paid licenses, which means that even if they cough up $70 or so, they can run unlimited blogs. Now, what I want to know is why not get a FREE & a faster blog script like WordPress or NucleusCMS or b2evolution? And the developers of these scipts would very much appreciate it if you donate even a quarter of the amount that you planned on spending by purchasing an MT license. ๐Ÿ˜€ There are conversion scripts available for porting all of MT’s posts & entries to these scripts, so switching is painless. Now, I use WordPress, so if anyone wants to know about switching from MT to WordPress, here’s a guide published by Carthik Sharma. ๐Ÿ˜€