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Six Apart announces new pricing structure

Six Apart, the makers of Movable Type, yesterday announced their new pricing structure.

While it certainly is better than the initial MT 3.0 pricing structure, it is in many ways still just as bad as some of the new features eliminate the merit of improvements that could have made the new policy a lot better.

One example of this is my situation where I’d be better off if I was a non-profit organization than an individual as individuals using MT for non-commercial purposes pay more than the former.

Also I’d have to again pay $100 to have the freedom I need and that is something I’m not willing to do. Even the limited personal edition still has a far too large price tag for me.

This moves me a lot closer to moving to wordpress for good.

2 replies on “Six Apart announces new pricing structure”

Just out of curiousity, how many weblogs do you have? And what features do you need that you don’t have in Movable Type right now?

At present I have two public and one private weblog. The private one’s usage is as a showcase of my abilities.

What bothers me most about the new MT pricing policy is the author restrictions in the limited personal version. I often help out with friends’ websites where I may need to be able to have more than 5 authors for a limited period of time. As such endeavors are often ad-hoc projects with no or limited funds, and don’t fit within specific licensing types, I couldn’t simply just buy a separate license.

The point here is that other authors would probably not post as much as I do and maybe not for as long as I do, but the possible scenarios often just overstep the boundaries of the limitations of the MT license.

In addition, the 1 author and 3 weblogs definition is too restrictive for me as I like to separate my webpages by URLs even if they aren’t strictly separate websites.

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