MT 3.0 Licensing Guide

MT 3.0 was released today with a whole bunch of new licenses - 4 personal licenses, 2 commercial licenses, plus unspecified licenses for educational institutions, ISPs / hosting services, and registered 501c3 non-profit organizations. Here's a cheat sheet to the personal and commercial licenses:

The following is the only 'free' personal license offered for MT3:

Free License (Unsupported)
1 author max.
3 weblogs max.
No support from Six Apart
No access to paid installation service
No access to fee-based services
No promotion of your weblogs
through the Recently Updated list
No commercial usage

Here's the remaining 3 personal licenses, which are referred to as "Personal Edition", "Personal Edition Volume License I", and "Personal Edition Volume License II". The number of weblogs allowed for the various licenses is shown across the top, and the number of authors allowed is listed down the left. The first price listed is the current "Introductory Price" on Six Apart's web site, and the second price is what the full price of the license is (if it was published on the Six Apart web site):

Personal Licenses
Authors Weblogs
1 - 5 6 - 8 9 - 10 > 10
1 - 3 Personal Edition

$69.95
$99.95
Personal Edition
Volume License I
$119.95
$149.95
Personal Edition
Volume License II
$149.95
$189.95
Contact
Six Apart

4 - 6 Personal Edition
Volume License I
$119.95
$149.95
Personal Edition
Volume License I
$119.95
$149.95
Personal Edition
Volume License II
$149.95
$189.95
Contact
Six Apart

7 - 9 Personal Edition
Volume License II
$149.95
$189.95
Personal Edition
Volume License II
$149.95
$189.95
Personal Edition
Volume License II
$149.95
$189.95
Contact
Six Apart

> 10 Not specified
(Commercial
License??)
Not specified
(Commercial
License??)
Not specified
(Commercial
License??)
Not specified
(Commercial
License??)

The following are Movable Type's 2 commercial licenses, which are referred to as "Commercial License 5 Authors" and "Commercial License 20 Authors". The number of weblogs allowed for the various licenses is shown across the top, and the number of authors allowed is listed down the left. The first price listed is the current "Introductory Price" on Six Apart's web site, and the second price is what the full price of the license is:

Commercial Licenses
Authors Weblogs
1 - 5 6 - 15 > 15
1 - 5 Commercial License
5 Authors
$199.95
$299.95
Commercial License
20 Authors
$599.95
$699.95
Contact
Six Apart

6 - 20 Commercial License
20 Authors
$599.95
$699.95
Commercial License
20 Authors
$599.95
$699.95
Contact
Six Apart

> 20 Contact
Six Apart

Contact
Six Apart

Contact
Six Apart

The above information is not an official Six Apart release; it is just information that I put together from reading their web site. Prices stated are not guaranteed and subject to change at any time. If you want official information regarding MT3's licenses and pricing, please visit their site.