WordPress, the popular open source blogging platform that, up to now, has been offered free of charge, just went commercial. In a deal struck with enterprise software company KnowHow, Automattic, the company started by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg is offering an enterprise edition of the software.
KnowNow Inc., the leader in enterprise-class Web 2.0 solutions, today announced a preferred partnership with Automattic, the creators of the popular WordPress.com blogging service. Together, the two companies will provide a trusted blog communication and authoring platform for enterprise customers. As part of the agreement, KnowNow will market, sell, and support Automattic´s blog authoring solution as KnowNow WordPress Enterprise Edition.
This has got to come as a shock to SixApart, makers of the popular business blogging software Movable Type. They had owned a large share of the marketplace.
Via Blog Herald