Do You Want Microsoft To Open Source Windows Live Writer? Show Your Support To Make It Happen

Windows Live Writer makes it easy to share your photos and videos on almost any blog service. With Writer, you can preview everything you’re adding to your blog, and see exactly how the fonts, spacing, colors, and images will look, before you publish. It’s fast and easy to make photos and videos look great on your blog. You can even create a photo album—just select the style you want and Writer takes care of the rest. Writer is already packed with useful features, but if you like to tinker, there are all sorts of plug-ins you can add to help you do even more. It was part of Windows Live Essentials suite from Microsoft. Microsoft stopped further developing this tool 2 years back. Now, Microsoft is in discussion to make the tool open source so that community can further develop the tool. Scott Hanselman tweeted this information yesterday and you need to RT this tweet from Scott to show your support.

via: Windows Observer

  • ZloiYuri

    I never used this app so have no opinion about is it needed or is it good. But if somebody use it and MS don’t want to support it more – open source is a great step. Let it work further and maybe even developing if somebody cares. Anyway it’s much better then other’s politics hen they just don’t let to use their out-of-date apps and services. No need your clothes anymore? Give it to second-hand store or to homeless)

  • Andrew Macaulay

    I used it but only a small amount (not a big blogger) but it certainly makes the process really easy and was really useful for me. Allowing the community to keep it compatible going forwards, and even adding features if they want, by making it Open Source would be an excellent move – to keep the product alive, but also as a demonstration by Microsoft that it cares about these sorts of more specialist communities, and as a demonstration of their commitment to Open Source in the right situations.
    I must admit, that as part of the discussion around Windows Essentials, I hope that they take the full set of capabilities they have developed in Photo Gallery and Movie Maker (and more) forward into their modern apps :-)

  • PoohGQ

    I did..! I used to like it but haven’t used it since I stopped my personal blog. I would like to recommend it for my clients though! I hope it’s better then the competition – since I don’t really know of any other..??

  • et3rnal

    would love that 😀

  • Geoff Coupe

    I use WLW to generate and maintain content for my own blog; it’s a great tool. I would be sad to see it go. Not being on Twitter, I’ve just sent an email to Scott expressing my support for its continued existence.

  • Jason Brown

    WLW is that rarest of beasties – it just works. Hugely valuable for remote and isolated communities with slow / patchy net links that need to get info online.

    Any updates on this move?