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.
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'.