How Movable Type Lost With Open Source
Feb 22, 2011, 22:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)
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"There's little in this world that' more saddening than telling
a friend, "You blew it." But that's how I feel about Six Apart and
their blogging / CMS system Movable Type.
"They had a chance to use open source to make something really
remarkable with their product, and all but squandered it.
"I say this as a Movable Type user, which is why it pains me to
say these things. I'd hate to think my loyalty was misplaced,
because in the time I've used it I watched as one fellow user after
another defected to competing products -- mainly Automattic and
"So what went wrong? For starters, it wasn't that Movable Type
switched to an open source model. It was how they went about doing