Movable Type's installation conflagration

Weblog entries from Stephen Den Beste and Burning Bird cover a controversial provision in Movable Type's licenses that may prevent people from installing the software for others and charging for the service.

Mena Trott, one of the cofounders of the company that developed Movable Type, said that the provision will be changed:

... I agree we're being too restrictive now and I want to change that. People should be able to charge for their time and work. We will allow people to do this. All I'm asking is for people to see that yes, we're going to change things and we just need some time to do this.

Though it sounds like the situation is being corrected, it illustrates one of the benefits of Nucleus, Blosxom, Drupal and other weblogging tools that offer licenses without commercial use restrictions.

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