Just realized I barely haven’t posted anything to this blog for the whole month and this is my last chance to pop up on the calendar page for May! :P
So what has happened for the last few weeks?
Well, for the most part we polished and we released the much anticipated b2evolution 0.9, got a lot of feedback and made it even better (0.9.0.5 so far).
Incidently, at the same time, as you must have heard by now, Movable Type changed their licensing scheme, disappointed a lot of their users, created a tidal wave of blogtool evaluating, comparing and switching all over the blogosphere. With slashdoting and everything. |-|
Funny actually, because the new license isn’t really that much different from the previous one. Looks like people just opened their eyes and suddenly realized what it really was about! :>
At least, with a license like b2evolution’s GNU GPL, users can rest in peace. (It’s so Free actually, commercial companies like SCO would like to get if off the surface of the planet! >:-[ But since it’s being used by tens of thousands of free open source projects, I really don’t see this happening anytime soon… :» )
Well, anyway, I think one of the most interesting “replace-your-MT” comparisons was provided by Owen in his - now famous - Blog Software Breakdown [Page gone].
Owen eventually decided to go with WordPress for himself and explains his choice. Interesting. Of course I wish he’d gone with b2evo, but I guess he didn’t need the extra functionality. It’s never too late though! ;D
Anyway, I hope Owen is going to maintain his chart in the future because it’s a valuable resource… as long as it’s not outdated. ;)
Well, apart from that… the world is still screwed as usual in its grotesque pattern of self destruction… but that’s a topic for another day!
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