Athens Research Joins Y Combinator

The announcement:

Athens GitHub:

Athens is “open-source Roam Research”. Athens is a networked notetaking app, written in ClojureScript and DataScript. The mission of Athens is to build tools for thought, for individuals and collectives.



I remember that first tweet you made about it and the amazing response you got. Seems like people are really hungry for an open source Roam. This has got to be a bit awkward for the Roam guys, though :wink:

I do wonder what your profitability motive is, now that you’re accepting investments.

Focused on making a good product first! Understanding users is upstream of making money.

And unlike closed source companies, customers/users of Athens are not locked in.