Back in 2004, LWN covered the fuss
surrounding a license change for Movable Type which had the effect of requiring payments from many site operators. Our point at the time was that this software had never been made available as free software, so that kind of change was always a possibility. No longer: Movable Type is now available under GPLv2
. "Like many of us on the team, some of you have been waiting for this moment for years. For a business, an open source license affects boring things like how a product is created, updated, and distributed. But the open source movement has always been about something more important: Freedom.
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