[thelist] blogging software recommendations

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at speakeasy.net
Sat Jun 27 09:34:47 CDT 2009

On Fri, 2009-06-26 at 22:15 -0700, Joel D Canfield wrote:
> Also, more configurable, and what I love is that you can actually use it
> for commercial purposes. That's right, Wordpress expressly forbids
> commercial use. Writing a blog where you sell is completely forbidden on
> the free Wordpress accounts. It's not even possible to embed Amazon
> links. 

Nowhere does the Wordpress.com TOS forbid commercial use that I can see.
As far as the Wordpress software itself (which you can download and
install on your own site independent of Wordpress.com), that is
available under the GPL, a free software license, which by definition
means no restrictions on use. I know of several people using the
Wordpress software on their own commerical sites.

I was a LiveJournal user during the time where they were owned by Six
Apart, so I'm a bit leery of trusting them again (Six Apart owns

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at speakeasy.net>

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