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  • Writer's pictureTyler Dane

Compass is going open source!

After 2+ years of coding, I’ve decided to open-source Compass Calendar!

What does this actually mean?

Anyone will be able to go to my GitHub, read the code, suggest changes, fix bugs, or add new features. Anyone can use the code for profit, too. For example, you could make a copy of the code, change the name to Bob Calendar, launch it on bobcalendar.com, add a few features, and start charging for it.

When is this happening?

Between Tuesday and Thursday (Sep 26-28).

What happens to your data?

Nothing - your data will stay on Compass Calendar’s private databases and will not be accessible by anyone else. I’m open-sourcing the code that makes Compass Calendar work, but not the data of its users.

If you’d like to disconnect access to your Google Calendar, you can do so at any time through your Google Account [link]. This will cause all of your Compass data to be deleted, so be sure to back up any tasks you created in Compass beforehand. It won’t affect your Google Calendar data — that’ll stay the same.

What do you have to do?

Nothin! Compass will stay running on app.compasscalendar.com. Depending on how much support I get from the open-source community, it might even get a lot better.

If you’re a developer who wants to get involved right away, reply here with your availability. I’d like to jump on a Zoom call and see you follow my setup guide. That’ll help me make the docs as clear as possible.

Why am I doing this?

The short answer: It wasn't going to make enough revenue in the short-term.

Although the story of Compass is still being written, the chapter of my striving to turn it into a sustainable business is over. I really appreciate your support over the years. Thank you for being part of this journey with me 🙂




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