Mena Trott of Six Apart has asked a question of the community of Movable Type users: How are you using the tool?
My current setup is very simple, I have two authors – Nadia and myself – on three different MT-weblogs. There’s this main weblog, Nadia’s weblog, and another weblog called Words (which is drastically under-used at the moment). When I taught a class at McGill, I used my installation to do an entirely independent class website as well – one for each semester. Right now, I fit in under the personal license at US$70 (that’s over $100 to we Canadians), and I can live with that (barely). The full US$100 is out of the question, though – I find that very expensive. And when my class sites were up, I don’t know which terms I would have fallen under.
The other issue I worry about is in terms of other projects that I do from time to time. At the moment, for instance, I have been laying the groundwork for a personal project that would involve at least 6-12 authors in one website at another domain. It would be non-commercial (though it would be indistinguishable from a commercial site), but I don’t think I’d pay US$150 plus hosting fees (in addition to a LOT of my time) for such a project. And if I have to ask contributors (who would be doing it for fun) to pay me US$10 each for the privilege, well, it’s doubtful anyone would do that. As far as I am concerned, the current licensing terms make it difficult if not impossible to use MT for a hobbyist publishing initiative, like a small ‘zine or something like that.