June 15, 2004
Wierdness in the Blogosphere

Let's see here.

SixApart announces they will charge for their software and the Blogosphere comes unglued.

Dave Winer kills several thousand weblogs and barely a peep.

Here's a Netcraft article on the debacle (via Halley)

So in summary:

SixApart gives away something for free, addresses money concerns, announces pricing scheme that includes free version, community views them as a 'sellout'.

Winer gives away something for free, address money concerns, kills several thousand weblogs with no warning, community says 'people should be grateful'.


Posted by michael at June 15, 2004 07:55 AM