Software Freedom Conservancy

Conservancy Welcomes Etherpad as a Member Project, Launches Etherpad Instance

July 20, 2017

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Software Freedom Conservancy proudly welcomes Etherpad as Conservancy's newest member project. Etherpad is is a highly customizable web-based editor providing collaborative real-time editing.

Conservancy, a public charity focused on ethical technology, is the home of over forty member projects dedicated to developing free and open source software. Conservancy acts as a corporate umbrella, allowing member projects to operate as charitable initiatives without having to independently manage their own corporate structure and administrative services.

"We're excited to be joining Conservancy," said John McLear, Etherpad's chief maintainer. "Conservancy is well-known for its expertise in free and open source software project administration and mentorship. Now that Etherpad is a member, we look forward to working with Conservancy to advance our project."

"Our staff are avid Etherpad users," commented Karen M. Sandler, Conservancy's Executive Director, "and we strongly believe that free collaboration tools like Etherpad can facilitate the growth and development of new projects in free software and free culture. Etherpad is a great fit for Conservancy."

To celebrate Etherpad's joining Conservancy, Conservancy is today launching its own Etherpad instance, which is available at pad.sfconservancy.org. Now anyone can use it to make, edit and collaborate documents.

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