Google quickly adapts its EtherPad strategy
Yesterday, I reported that Google had bought AppJet, the makers of the web-based collaborative editor EtherPad, and was closing EtherPad down as they incorporated AppJet’s staff into the Google Wave team.
There was a great outcry over that decision, and the abruptness of the sudden cutoff, and today Google relented. In a follow-up blog post, ex-CEO Aaron Iba announced that EtherPad was back on-line for the time being, and would stay so until the AppJet team could open-source EtherPad and its underpinnings. They would also be getting all registered EtherPad users beta access to Google Wave by the end of the month.