MUniversity of Minnesota

September 12, 2003

MT License

I found this on the MT FAQ web site today:

Q: Do non-profits have to pay for Movable Type?
A: Registered non-profits are not considered a commercial use and are asked, like personal users, to donate what they feel the software is worth and to maintain the "Powered by Movable Type" link on the site. Non-profits may not offer hosted installations of Movable Type, either for free or for payment.

... That doesn't look so good. Then I found this a question and answer a little ways down:

Q: What is your policy on use by schools, colleges and universities?
A: Accredited K-12 schools, colleges and universities can offer Movable Type to currently-enrolled students or staff as part of school-provided web hosting as long as there is no charge to students or staff for use of the service. Educational institutions are not required to pay for Movable Type but are asked to donate what they feel the software is worth and to maintain the "Powered by Movable Type" link on the site.

... So for now I'm going to assume we are all right. However, the two statements do seem a little contradictory. It seems MT is making a distinction between a "non-profit" and a "university."

Posted by snackeru at September 12, 2003 01:36 PM