Movable Type and WordPress Meet

Loïc Le Meur Blog: MT and WordPress meet :=) I didn’t get to see Loïc again on Friday like we originally planned, but in the short time we met I got a good impression. People assume that behind the scenes we’re all at each other’s throats, that it’s all WordPress vs. MT vs. Drupal vs. TextPattern vs. Blogger vs. whatever, but it’s actually the opposite. Though there may be some professional differences (you say po-tah-to, I say PHP) everyone is genuinely friendly. Behind the tools are normal people, not super-villians. While meeting with a large potential WordPress user I suggested they also check out Typepad and Blogware because I’ve personally used each and they seem like solid platforms worthy of investigation. I hung out with Anil half of the days I was in San Francisco. Life is too short to waste karma on blogging, and while I get as passionate about the issues as anyone, at the end of the day we’re all contributing something positive to the medium. Of course, Mingus would say “They’re singing your praises while stealing your phrases.”

3 replies on “Movable Type and WordPress Meet”

I like your point that

“…at the end of the day we’re all contributing something positive to the medium…”

Reminds me of a resent article I read by Tim Oreilly on The Open Source Paradigm Shift. In it he says, among otgher points,

“…But the operating system, as formerly defined, is to these applications only a component of a larger system. Their true platform is the Internet.”

My view here is this. You are all trying to develop something for the Internet that is useful. There is no need to be evil to one another. I too have used most of those blog apps and they are all fantastic.

What a great experience you must have had, sharing ideas and generally having fun.

Thanks for the space,

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