An Etherpad You Can Trust
I have much bemoaned the loss of Etherpad to the Google. The project was open sourced so, in theory, anyone can run an Etherpad server. But it does take a little bit of nerd accumen to get the thing going. I’ve heard of a couple groups that have started servers… PiratePad, TypeWith.me, Sync.in, EtherPad Foundation, iEtherPad.com. But I’ve been wary of trusting most of these guys. I mean, come on, I’m going to write semi-confidential things on PiratePad?
Here’s one I think I can trust:
> I mean, come on, I’m going to write semi-confidential things on PiratePad?
Excellent…you’ve passed the test. You’re smart and wise enough to be let into our elite inner circle of Etherpad users.
Please join us at http://TotallyLegitPadNoKidding.ru !
Hmm. The link you sent is broken. I also tried http://InSovietRussiaPadEthersYou.com.
Check out hackpad.com. It’s stable and secure (plus a whole lot of great features) despite your concerns about naming :)
Alex, I gave hackpad a few minutes of my time. It looks pretty neat.
Again, I want to feel that it isn’t shady. To this end I want to see things like an open online forum for discussion, association with reputable names (even a link to your blog or Igor’s blog would he helpful, a more clearly “good and useful” product name.
I want you to rock it and make a useful and good thing!
Lee, you are totally correct. Hackpad is a new project, but it’s important to establish trust early on. Thanks for taking the time to check it out and for the suggestions on making the project feel more upstanding!