MT As a long-time user of Movable Type, I'm glad to see it going fully Open Source now. That's only going to help this great platform continue to evolve.

The funny thing is that I'm still sitting on a very old Movable Type installation for my blog. It's not that I had no reason to upgrade, but the old version works pretty well. And I've customized it enough that any upgrade is going to break my changes and cause me even more work. So it may be some time before I finally make the jump, but I'm definitely keeping an eye on the project.

One of these days I'll take the plunge and go all the way up to the latest release.

Anyone have some free time I can borrow? :-)

Posted by jzawodn at December 12, 2007 03:02 PM

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# Jon said:

Yeah, I'll have about 39 hours I can loan you, between my last day at TiVo (12/31) and my first day at Yahoo! (1/2), but I need some sleep in there. And I can bring my own hammer! :)

on December 12, 2007 04:07 PM
# Lloyd Budd said:

Your phrase "going fully Open Source now" is a strange one, it sounds like it suggests that it was partially or something before. I'm interested to know your thought behind it?

Anyway, open source Movable Type is fantastic news!

on December 13, 2007 07:33 AM
# Anil said:

Thanks for the well wishes! If you give us an idea of what kind of tweaks you'd done in the past, we should be able to help you out -- I bet most of that stuff is built in now, since it's been a few years! :)

And Lloyd, what Jeremy might have been referring to is the thing that I'd mentioned to you in the past: A large part of MT over the years has been various open source libraries that we bundled or created as part of the platform. All we did is take the rest of it and put it under the GPL.

on December 13, 2007 11:30 PM
# Lloyd Budd said:

Anil, please don't dismiss me in that style of "we have already had this conversation". I have no recollection of you explaining to me that way before, so I believe you must have had that conversation with someone else.

Bundling or creating open source libaries is great, but as I wrote in Movable Type 200% Open Source! the phrase "going fully Open Source now" is a strange one". If you think it is a "all we did" thing, then I don't thing we view open source the same way.

As I wrote before, the Movable Type open source flavor is fantastic news!

on February 9, 2008 02:51 PM
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