Looking at the news this morning, I moved away from MovableType just in time.
Six Apart has switched to a for-pay business model, crippling features in the freely-downloadable version. The cheapest license (for up to 5 weblogs with 3 authors) is $69.95 – even after the $50 of donations I made, that would still cost me an additional $20. To use MT for my “Help” sites would cost me an additional $150.
Ben and Mena seem to think that the Underpants Gnomes business model works:
1. Take forever to release a new version, and when you do, not have any major new features
2. Charge your users for software that used to be free
3. . . . .
Matt has no plans to charge for WordPress, which is licensed under the GPL.