After I decided to change from Movable Type to WordPress I stopped following development to focus on my current content management system. I’m a year behind on MT news from Six Apart, but check out this claim chowder.
First, there’s this:
“As of today, and forever forward, Movable Type is open source.”
Anil Dash, December 12, 2007
Cue six years forward to find this:
“…the ideal thing for us to do is to put our best foot forward and put all of our resources and marketing behind our full, paid versions of Movable Type.”
Robert Minton, July 11, 2013
Movable Type went from open source and free to proprietary (and starting at $595), and the announcements were six [years] apart. Schadenfreude!
I’m glad I made the switch to WordPress.