I came back from my trip early this week, ready to ship MyWord Editor. But I decided to make it silo-free from the start. So I had a little more work to do before release.
“Silo-free” means you can host your blog, and its editor, on your domain. I may offer a service that runs the software, but there will be no monopoly, and it will be entirely open source, before anything ships publicly.
I could have gone another way, and put up my own hosting service, as I have done with my software snacks, Little Pork Chop, Happy Friends, Radio3, Little Card Editor etc. None of those are open source, however they all run on the nodeStorage platform, which is.
I want MyWord Editor to make a very strong anti-silo statement. And even though it might make more sense from a development standpoint to do it in stages, it would muddy the message to have it be a silo when it’s released. So we’re going a little more slowly, to make a big strong, impossible-to-miss statement. Silos are not user-friendly. We don’t want them. Not even for one version.
We’ll start testing the software over the weekend, and hope to have a first public release early next week.
PS: Here’s an example of a document published by MWE.