- This page is mainly about Wikimedia's Etherpad installation. For information about the software in general, see the Wikipedia article w:Etherpad.
The Wikimedia Foundation's Etherpad installation (etherpad.wikimedia.org) is an "experimental service" for real-time collaboration and text editing. It is frequently used in the Wikimedia movement to document meetings and conference discussions.
Note: the etherpad database is Not suitable for any long-term storage — don't expect important data to stay there — copy it to a wikipage or elsewhere once you have finished collaborating in it.
According to this post to wikitech-l, the old Etherpad was replaced by a new installation of etherpad-lite in 2013. Old pads were archived to etherpad-old.wikimedia.org, which was removed on Monday, 30 December 2013.
- To request a deletion, file a security task on Phabricator.
- wikitech:etherpad.wikimedia.org (information for server admins)
- phab:tag/wikimedia-etherpad/ project on Phabricator
- Etherpad Lite
- Small Python script to convert Etherpads into wiki pages
- D'Angelo, Gabriele; Iorio, Angelo Di; Zacchiroli, Stefano (2018-11-03). "Spacetime Characterization of Real-Time Collaborative Editing". Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction. 2. ("We [...] studied the full editing histories of about 14 000 textual documents (or pads, in EtherPad terminology) from http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/, which is one of the most popular public instances of Etherpad, hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.")