Matt has just written on some developments regarding the upcoming WorPress 1.2 release, expected next week. In another post, he notes the recently released pricing scheme for Movable Type, barely a few hours after SixApart announced the availability of MT 3.0 Developer Edition.
With these developments, the blogging scene will be very active in the next few weeks with two significant milestones forthcoming. SixApart appears to be focused on making money now, after giving away their software for some time while allowing bloggers to grow a strong dependence on it. They will still give out a free version, but it could probably have a more restrictive, more enforced license. Good thing you always have a choice.