The Writing Studio is being developed for release as an open-source project. The project will allow institutions, organizations, and individuals to install the Writing Studio on their own Windows or LAMP servers. Details will be released in the fall of 2013, but the general framework will allow for significant customization of the code, sharing of improvements, and addition of new features.
The Writing Studio project relies on the free Raillo ColdFusion server and a set of related tools (such as CKEditor, JQueryUI, and DropZone) to provide a free course management system that is well adapted for both process-oriented courses (e.g., writing courses, language courses, and communication courses) and for more traditional content-focused courses. The code can also be used on Adobe's commercial ColdFusion server. The site will be available through GitHub.