WordPress 2.5 will be released soon and I’m planning to upgrade this site. In an attempt to spread FUD, Anil Dash of Six Apart posted a blog entry suggesting that people “upgrade” to Movable Type instead. WordPress developer Matt Mullenweg responded by pointing out that WordPress is 100% open source.
I had originally used Movable Type at this blog, but I switched to WordPress when they took it commercial. Since that debacle, I will never trust them again not to suddenly change their licensing requirement. Even though there’s a “free” license, Movable Type still has a confusing array of licensing models for different usage requirements. I’d rather use something with one clear GPL license, not a confusing multi-tiered semi-commercial pricing model.