“As of today, and forever forward, Movable Type is open source”. With this statement the Movable Type team announced their spinning over to open source.
This is good new to the millions of bloggers out there, another major open source platform for blogging. I tried it out some time ago but gave it up for WordPress for several reasons including no anti_spam plugin like Akismet and it was not particularly easy to configure. Now being Open source, many developers could lay their hands on their codes and start building up themes and plugins like the many we have with WordPress.
“Our goal has always been to create the best blogging platform in the world and to put that power in the hands of as many people as possible. And we want to honor a tradition of openness that Movable Type has embodied for over six years” – So what does Movable Type Open Source (MTOS) come with;
– MTOS has every feature in Movable Type 4.0 along with several new minor improvements and bug fixes.
– All plugins, themes, templates, designs, and APIs that work with MT4 work with MTOS. MTOS also works with other Six Apart open source technologies such as memcached.
– MTOS is one of the only open source blogging tools with built-in support for an unlimited number of blogs, an unlimited number of authors, and sign-in with OpenID, with no plugins needed.
– We’ll be adding additional paclass benefits for people who’ve paclass for commercial licenses for Movable Type, with benefits like improved technical support and custom add-ons such as plugins or themes.
Last but not the least; Movable Type Open Source is being released under the standard GPL license.