MT licensing – more

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I read this post at “dive into mark” last night, and whilst it’s MT specific, the general point is valid across a lot, if not all, web applications.

Then I read, at Fembat that Six Apart has responded. Good for them I say. Until I read this:

“The single CPU usage statement was not intended to be in the license. It has been struck from the license, and everyone who has downloaded Movable Type 3.0 thus far can officially consider this change retroactive.”

I’m sorry? If it wasn’t intended to be there, then WHY WAS IT? Not the type of thing you miss really is it…

So again I ask, was this announcement rushed out as a reaction to Blogger’s revamp (and underlying refocussing of their product), or is this just a hugely unprofessional and basic mistake by Six Apart?

I’m not going to comment on this further, as I said before, I’ve tried an installation once, but don’t use Moveable Type anywhere so it’s a little unfair of me to chime in.

BUT – there are implications here, as Mark points out in his post, for EVERY web application. I WILL be commenting on that.

But not too much as I’ve been told that this place has been to serious recently… or something like that… to which I say WIBBLE!