Daily has gone open source

Ido Shamun
2 min readJul 8, 2019

We have shared some hints and clues along the way but it’s time to announce that Daily is now open source! 🎉

The code is available under the organization dailynowco on GitHub and is licensed under Affero GPL 3.0. We have also written our Code of Conduct and we expect everyone to follow ❤️

We would like to thank DEV, Codefund and other open source projects for being such a great resource of how to open source a project! (idea for a new blog post :P). It’s all about developer experience and we still have a lot to learn.

This is of course by no means the end of our open source efforts but merely a kickoff. We still have a lot of documentation to write, make sure it is easy to setup a local environment and much more.

We believe that in order to get a community’s trust you must be transparent and supportive and open sourcing Daily just make it a whole lot easier. Now everyone can see what is under the hood, freely ask questions and even see how we get money to keep this product running and grow.

As part of this process, we have a few more announces so bare with us:

  1. Daily style guidelines and design is also going “open source” and will be publicly available soon. In the meantime we have our Storybook with all Daily components, soon on NPM as well. https://storybook.dailynow.co
  2. No more paywall content! We believe that content should be free for all so any new paid blog post will be ignored and won’t get into our database. The mechanism is still not perfect as Medium make it hard to detect but we will work it out.
  3. Daily blog is migrating to DEV! We are looking for a platform which is aligned with our core values and DEV seems like a great fit. Of course, it doesn’t mean that we will stop posting on Medium as we have an audience there but everything will be written on DEV and than cross posted instead of the other way around. (This post is already written this way). Hopefully our audience will migrate as well as part of the process :)

That’s it! We have a lot to do and we are looking forward to your contributions 🤩

Originally published at https://dev.to on July 8, 2019.

Ido Shamun