New prices and licenses for Movable Type 3.0D
Six Apart has announced pricing and licensing changes to Movable Type. In short there are now more license types:
Introductory prices become the permanent prices. Only the free personal edition remains unchanged and limited to one author and three weblogs. All the other licenses allow for an unlimited number of weblogs and prices vary according to the number of active authors. The commercial license also offers a per-site option if the per-seat one is not suitable. The upgrade path is clearer (one time fees except a 20% annual maintenance fee for some commercial licenses, minor updates are free, major upgrades come with a rebate for paid customers.)
Removing the limit on the number of weblogs is smart because: 1) you can assemble many weblogs into one site for advanced uses of MT as a CMS -- which is good news for MT users -- and 2) the more weblogs, the more likely the number of authors is to grow (in the non personal uses) -- which is good for Six Apart.
I'm happy to see that I was not completely off base one month ago ;-), so it's not a surprise that I like the new licenses a lot more.