We're building a small, focused digital writing and publishing tool that you can host yourself. Today, you can see what will eventually be open source on Write.as — and see our complementary reader that's already open source today, called Read.as.
This product doesn't exist in its open-source form yet. Today it's a hosted platform (with some open source components and clients) serving thousands of blogs on Write.as. Still, you can star this repo now and get updates on GitHub as we start building it.
Nothing presented here is final, including the name, roadmap, and features of the product -- but you can get a pretty good idea of what will come based on our goals below and the product that already exists as a hosted solution today.
These are our product goals unique to the open source version of Write.as, and stand in addition to the simple, pared-down platform we've already built.
- Painless install (single executable, no dependencies, no Docker or external database required)
- Lightweight enough to host on a cheap VPS with no more than 256MB of memory
- Single- and multi-blog hosting
- Capable of federating with other instances
- Start a blog for yourself, or host a community of writers
- Form larger federated networks, and interact over modern protocols like ActivityPub
- Syndicate your content to silos like Twitter, Medium, Tumblr, and more as we add them
- Build more advanced things with the built-in API
- Write from anywhere with our cross-platform apps, browser extension, and command-line client -- or bring your own Micropub-enabled client
Will be released under (A)GPL.