Movable Type 3.0 Pricing borders on Insane

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The team at Sixapart may be good programmers but it looks like they should have gotten some advice from a marketing person before they announced their new pricing. Straight out of the book Dumber and Dumber.

I have been Beta testing MT version 3.0 but seeing the announcement today about the pricing made me feel like I got punched in the stomach. I am afraid they just priced themselves out of the market. With 7 blogs being run on MT and 6 of those absolutely hobby sites, with this site having 20 contributing authors who post less than a couple of times a month the pricing to continue to run in my current configuration is not going to be cheap.

As I am looking at their pricing scheme I am thinking they must be smoking crack over there. They have relied on the developers to build 100’s of plugins many of them open source and most free and then they are going to go a slap the shit out of those that have helped them become the company that they are. [Sixapart]

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