MT 3 Released.

Six Apart, the makers of MovableType (used right here) have released their next version which has dramatically altered licensing terms. You can see the furor at the launch annoucement trackbacks. Props to them for leaving TB enabled on that post!

I haven’t gone through the new terms in detail yet but I think that none of the licenses exactly fit the level of activity we see eventually having at work by not allowing enough authors and blogs under the top-end license. I’m sure they would be willing to give us a custom quote and the pricing in general seems reasonable for us at work but we are a rather large non-profit with budget for that kind of thing.

A lot of the outrage is coming from the small shops and independent bloggers. From what I can tell they are definitely not served well by the new licenses.