Announcing Open Live Writer


We were all disappointed when Windows Live Writer went into sustainment mode in 2012ish. Shortly after that, Scott and I talked about options. One option was to write a new tool and another was to see if Microsoft would be cool with us open sourcing it. I sent the first email to find Live Writer contacts on 4/11/2013. Over two and a half years later, we are officially announcing that Windows Live Writer is now open sourced as Open Live Writer. A lot more details are here on Scott’s blog

You can download it now here:

My part in making this happen was small – Rob Dolin and Will Duff (and a ton of other people) put in a ton of time to make this happen and Scott kept it alive.