Sunday, December 06, 2009

After outcry, EtherPad returns—soon to be open-sourced | TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home

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.

After outcry, EtherPad returns—soon to be open-sourced | TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home

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