Last night, the first stable version of Movable Type under a GPL license was released. You can download it from here.
Being a Perl coder and advocate of open source, the release of MTOS has great significance to me personally.
There is still a lot of work to be done in its transition, but progress has been steady.
With development of MT’s being mostly closed to date and Six Apart’s relentless focus on end-user user experience, the MT community has significant amount of designers, consultants and other professionals who use it to run their business and deliver solutions. What is now needed are experienced Perl coders to join the mtos-dev mailing list and start discussing how to improve the existing code, tap further into the collective experience found in CPAN, and in return, make what’s been developed for MT, an asset to the Perl community as a whole.
There definitely where some issues over the years in terms of code style and quality that are being addressed. It’s improved though there is still a long way to go.
Here are some links for getting involved: