Earlier this month, we reported that a group of developers from the .NET Foundation, led by Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman, had open sourced the Redmond company’s blogging tool, Windows Live Writer.
It was given a new life in the form of a new app, Open Live Writer.
The idea behind this project, is to offer bug fixes, and support for the latest web blogging services. This is because the older (read obsolete) Windows Live Writer app, is being used by a lot of authors.
Speaking of which, I myself am one of those proud users, and use it quite frequently for posting articles, thanks to its plethora of built in options, and offline writing [...]
Microsoft’s blogging tool, Windows Live Writer is no officially open source.
The news isn’t remotely surprising. We reported about this happening, way back in June 2015.
Several Microsoft volunteers from the the .NET Foundation, have teamed up to make this possible. They will be maintaining the app, to ensure it is patched from time to time.
Microsoft launched Live Writer in 2007, and it quickly rose to fame as a popular authoring tool, used by many top bloggers. But five years later, in 2012, the Redmond Company abandoned the app, when online editors such as Blogger and WordPress began to grow in popularity.
But despite this, WordPress.com [...]