Yesterday Six Apart announced the beta of MT6. It sports several cool new features like a new web/JSON-based API and a graphing library + Google Analytics integration. However, the biggest bombshell was in the license change announcement (or rather, the clarification to the announcement), specifically these two lines:
- Dropping MTOS offering - discussed in-depth on expanded post
- MT Pro and MT Advanced - Will be under MT commercial license
In plain English this means that after ten years there won't be a free version of Movable Type you can download anymore (not as in beer and not as in speech).