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How Movable Type Lost With Open Source

Feb 22, 2011, 22:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"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 WordPress.

"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 it."

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