Anyone with a blog is writing about Movable Type's crazy new pricing scheme so I thought I'd chime in.
As part of my consulting work I've implemented several corporate blogs, both as intranet and external solutions. In every case, I pitched some of the big advantages to MT:
- Low cost license
- Flexibile, no restrictions
- Easy to create multiple blogs
- Easy to add new users
Well, that's all shot to hell. Now I've got to get the client's (usually skeptical) IT department involved, figure out exactly what license I need before starting, and pony up $600(!) for what was previously $140.
More... I previously paid a $20 donation to be on the "recently updated" list on the MT homepage. I thought this payment was permanent, I guess not. They now generously offer to apply that to my new license fee. No thanks.
Also...One blogger really hit the nail on the head about Trackback, saying You would have to be insane to enable Trackback on a corporate blog. Go to the original Mena post and scroll down to see how everyone is blasting her.
Sorry this post has been disjointed, there's just a lot going through my mind when my development platform of choice suddenly becomes prohibitively expensive and cumbersome.