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Movable Type Open Source [movabletype.org]
MTOS has every feature in Movable Type 4.0 along with several new minor improvements and bug fixes. All plugins, themes, templates, designs, and APIs that work with MT4 work with MTOS. MTOS also works with other Six Apart open source technologies such as memcached. MTOS is one of the only open source blogging tools with built-in support for an unlimited number of blogs, an unlimited number of authors, and sign-in with OpenID, with no plugins needed.
The people at SixApart have been working on this since the beginning of this year. Now they finally have A GPL version ready. MT has always had a free version available, and there has always been a lot of community involvement. However, the addition of the GPL version should help to reinvigorate MT in the market.
I hope they give WP a run for their money. MT is the better platform IMHO.
I've been looking around at different blog/cms software, hoping a plan can come together to start a new project or two that would be a departure from what I've done so many (too many) times the same way; and breaking out of the tunnel vision would be refreshing.
I can't recall off-hand, is this MT PHP/MySQL or Perl?
Perl comes installed on all UNIX and Linux systems
Perl must be installed on Windows systems. See Windows Web Server Instructions.
Mail Server--required if you want to send and receive notifications
Movable Type works with Sendmail or any SMTP mail server. You need to know the Sendmail path on your server or the name of the SMTP server you want to use.
PHP--required only for dynamic publishing or creating custom scripts
I didn't want to switch to Wordpress. But finally gave up on MT, invested the time to learn Wordpress inside out. And while
I like the people behind MT enough, this welcome change is too little too late for me. Which is a shame.
Also prefer to be tied to a PHP-based solution than a Perl-based one.