Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Blog Licensing Changes

Filed under: Art,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Fun Work,News and Current Events,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Snake which is mid-morning or 10:32 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

Not sure this is really a good thing…

I use MoveableType for this blog as well as a Fiction Blog on this site. I also use it on my other site and my wife uses it, too. So, we have a lot invested in this free software. But, I’m willing to pay for it. Especially if they’re adding features. And, there’s the rub. They’ve updated it, okay, and they added a comment registration feature, which is good, but that’s all they did. Well, they made changes to the API to make it easier to write plug-ins, but in the process, they may, or may not, have broken existing plug-ins. Now, that I’m not willing to pay for… On the other hand, what else is there? Nothing else seems to be as robust or extendable. At least, nothing that I’ve found yet. So, I have an e-mail in to them regarding my particular licensing issue, and we’ll see what they say. I may pay for the commercial version, based on the idea that my other site and/or my wife’s site will have commercial content, but we’ll have to wait and see…

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