Windows Live Writer now open-sourced as Open Live Writer


Earlier this year, Microsoft was rumored to be working on open-sourcing its popular blogging tool, Windows Live Writer. Well, it’s finally here. Today, a few Microsoft employees open-sourced Windows Live Writer as Open Live Writer, and it’s available on GitHub.

Welcome to Open Live Writer

Open Live Writer makes it easy to write, preview, and post to your blog.


Open Live Writer is an open source application enabling users to author, edit, and publish blog posts. It is based on a fork of the wellloved but not actively developed Windows Live Writer code. Open Live Writer is provided under a MIT license.

Get Connected

If you’re interested in getting occasional notices of updates to Open Live Writer and hearing about opportunities to try new features, you can subscribe to our Announcements email list You can also follow @OpenLiveWriter on Twitter and like the page for Open Live Writer on Facebook.

If you want to get Open Live Writer, you can get it here. And you can also find its GitHub repository here.