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  • Six Apart Releases Movable Type Updates To Plug Security Holes, Following PBS Hack

    Six Apart Releases Movable Type Updates To Plug Security Holes, Following PBS Hack

    In a message posted on its corporate blog earlier this morning, blogging software maker Six Apart essentially admitted that security holes in its Movable Type product(s) are to be blamed for the recent, prominent hacking and defacement of the PBS.org website, which occurred at the end of last month. Hackers aligned with WikiLeaks at the end of May managed to break into and deface the US… Read More

  • Movable Type Experts Team Up On Melody, An Open Source Publishing Platform

    Movable Type Experts Team Up On Melody, An Open Source Publishing Platform

    A group of Movable Type specialists – some of them former Six Apart employees – wanted to speed up the development of the open source version of the popular publishing platform and decided to group together in a quest to build an independent, community-driven CMS for bloggers and other publishers. The platform is dubbed Melody and will be managed by a non-profit named The Open… Read More

  • TypePad AntiSpam, A New Open Source Comment Spam Fighter

    Blogging infrastructure company Six Apart is launching a new free open source product this morning into beta called TypePad AntiSpam. While the product is new, the technology behind it has been used by Six Apart since May 2007 on millions of hosted TypePad blogs. Now they are offering it as a web service for other blogging platforms, too. TypePad AntiSpam is clearly aimed at Akismet, a… Read More

  • Movable Type's Version 4.0 Final Release

    Movable Type's Version 4.0 Final Release

    Movable Type is releasing the final version of their 4.0 platform tonight. We covered the beta, their turn towards open source, and new feature set previously. The new release, no doubt, comes under pressure from the success WordPress has had as an open source platform. Unfortunately, we’ll still have to wait until later in the year for Movable Types’ open sourced version. The… Read More