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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I fail to see what the fuss it about. Blog's are *not* that important. There are many out there, and MT chose to charge for support and licensing for non-trivial installations. Seems pretty fair to me.

    Of course it was free previously, but that doesn't mean it should or could be free for ever. Salon.com moved from being totally free to premium subscription leaving the cheapskates like to me to feed on the crumbs or (the horror!) watch an advert to get a free daypass. works for me. Much better than DDJ and Byte, which despite me having spent hundreds of quid over the years on each won't even give me online access to the articles I own on hardcopy - of course the subscription and cd's cost so much because I am overseas that its cheaper to buy at the newsagents, but then I have lots of gripes about that publisher (chaos manor is a bad sign - what the hell do developers care about some idiots experiences mucking about with the latest and greatest motherboards and doing the windows driver and service pack dance?).

    Anyway as you said pudge - if it was free as in source rather than free as in beer/lunch then everything would be dandy.

    Mysql have done a good job of making a business out of open source, as have others - perhaps because MT is so limited in its applications to the ASP market - there is no other way for it to make money.

    --

    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • I fail to see what the fuss it about. Blog's are *not* that important. There are many out there, and MT chose to charge for support and licensing for non-trivial installations. Seems pretty fair to me.

      It doesn't bother ME, but I am not using the software. I suppose if I were, I'd be annoyed and angry, though not angry at the developer -- as noted, and as you said, they have every right and presumably good reason to do what they did -- just at the circumstance I found myself in, having to pay money for so
      • Well...they communicated the terms even worse than Dave did and at a rather eyepopping price for software that is, really, not worth $100. I gave $50 way back when but the whole having to register with typekey to get the download and whatnot has me seriously considering an alternative, especially since MT doesn't have any practical archival tools for those who have been blogging for more than a year or two. I guess someone has to pay for the new offices in Germany, Spain, the UK and elsewhere but I suspect
        • I'm not sure why you don't think it's worth $100, considering the amount of work it would take to duplicate it. To me $100 is a bargain, plus it's nice to support a Perl based product when everything else is PHP.
          • I donated $50 a while back which was far more than what I thought the software was worth but I had that warm and fuzzy 'feed the poor hackers' feeling and took advantage of it before it passed. Why don't I think it's worth $100 or even $600/$700? Because it's just not. It's a bunch of CGIs, modules and templates that you either have to hack the hell out of or use extensions to make it something more than a very basic product. BBEdit is cheaper, I use it more often than MT and it's a far more complex product