By Timothy Appnel (tima)
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 04:40 PM
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Tags: action blogging call cpan gpl media movable mt open publishing social source to type
Movable Type began life as nearly 8 years ago as a tool for enthusiasts and Blogger refugees that grew rapidly over the years to power millions of blogs of ever shape and form. Like it or not, MT is one of the most widely-deployed and well-known pieces of Perl software in existence and is an untapped resource to the Perl community with its GPL license.
Despite being maligned for its commercial background and startup missteps, there is value in the GPL'ed code and opportunity for the Perl community to demonstrate that Perl is not a dying language and can be very useful to every day users.
As a long-time veteran of MT and Perl development who is not afraid to speak his mind, Tim will provide his unique perspective on this topic.
* MT Over Time -- from the beginnning to present day
* Architectural Makeup -- what can it do and how
* How MTOS benefits from CPAN & how CPAN can benefit from MTOS
* MTOS Roadmap, Current Activity & Getting Involved
The presentation will concluded with Tim fielding questions, feedback and leading a discussion from the audience.