Time to put your money where your mouth is...

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

…or at least articulate your practical issues with the MT3 licensing in a cogent post. But that doesn’t sound so good as a headline, does it?

Mena has asked for people to Trackback problems with the current MT licensing structure to the Six Apart company blog. I’d just like to reiterate my earlier point about a company being judged by the way it handles problems, not by problems cropping up. I still think Six Apart is doing a fine job.

So, although I’m broadly in favour of the new licensing, I do have an issue. I’m running three blogs at the moment:

My personal blog, which has one author and may expand up to about three weblogs over time. Non-commerical, although it does serve to promote me as a writer.

Kingdom Come, a multi-author blog, with up to 10 authors and another two blogs due to spin off out of it, from the same author pool. Non-commercial.

There will soon be a Tinworth family blog, with up to five people posting on the main blog, and two to five others on a family genealogy forum. Each of the individual posters on the first blog would have the option to run their own blogs on the same server. Non-commercial.

Major concern: do I have to licence all three installations separately? If so, that obviously significantly raises the cost bar for me. I could do my personal blog within the terms of the free license, but both the other installations would require a pay license. Ideally, I’d like to be able to do this with a single pay license, buying additional weblogs and authors as needed. As the various blogs are behind different domains, it’s proved easier for me to host them separately up until now, but if necessary I could look at moving them all to one server with the domain name mapping appropriately.

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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.