Etherpad Killed by Google Wave →

Google just bought AppJet, will shut down the brilliant Etherpad, and put the Etherpad team to work on the godawful stramash that is Google Wave. Check the comments on the aquisition announcement: Etherpad’s collaborative real-time editing and chat was so well done that primary school teachers were using it with their pupils. If I were Google, I’d just chuck Wave out and stick a new logo on Etherpad.

Update: The howls of disappointment across the web have forced AppJet and Google to reconsider: Etherpad will now remain online, and the plan is to “open source the code to EtherPad and the underlying AppJet Web Framework”.