I have been meaning to write an update to my recent entry about licensing Movable Type. A couple of weeks later, I received an e-mail from a Six Apart staff member that said the pricing was still being developed. I told them I would be glad to await their response. But… I still spent some time exploring options. And after spending some time getting to understand the inner working, I redid our main site with TextPattern. I had a design I had been playing with, but ended up putting it on the back burner due to the fact I had to get up in around 24 hours after an unexpected server change. This one is nearly functionally identical. There is nothing fundamentally different. Except, of course, the licensing. Of course, this particular installation didn’t just consist of a single weblog. Several sub sites were also made from other weblogs. Since dates were a fundamental part of these sites, and the permalink structure was pretty solid, WordPress was the logical choice. I just completed the transfer of the first one a few minutes ago. TextPattern and WordPress still can’t do everything that Movable Type can. But they can do most of it and both offer things that MT does not. I have learned a lot the last few weeks by focusing on what they do rather than what they do not. I will still be interested in learning the MT pricing, though. If it is reasonable, we will definitely consider it. You can never have two many options.