No, that’s not a typo. Yes, there is a catch. For a limited time you can switch your blog over to ExpressionEngine for free, BUT…
You have to be among the first 1,000 people to register with their site and then drop them an email letting them know you want to switch. It’s for a personal license only so business or commercial sites can’t qualify and you have to have been running a blog for the past 6 months on “some other” platform.
No, they’re not totally taking advantage of the current uproar.
There’s also a blurb about plans to introduce a “competitive upgrade offer” to anyone who misses out on the 1,000 free licenses offer.
I’ve, of course, already sent off an email on the off-chance it’s not already too late.
Update: Looks like I wasn’t too late! Just got the email that I’ve been accepted. This could be a deciding factor for me.