We are going to shut down pad.okfn.org.
Specifically, we’ll do the following, starting on April 3rd 2017:
- Backup all pads as plain text (Using functionality built in to Etherpad)
- Serve all the plain text files from an S3 bucket under the pad.okfn.org domain name. This means that all current data will continue to be accessible as read-only text. No new pads will be able to be created once the migration takes place
- Recommend that people use other services for document collaboration. There are many: https://hackmd.io is one that some of us at Open Knowledge International (OKI) use, but, there are simply a plethora of options for document collaboration
Like several other changes we’ve made to OKI infrastructure this year, the reason for this change is that the use case for maintaining our own document collaboration service is not as pressing in an ecosystem of many alternatives, and it does not seem the best use of our resources to maintain such a service.
We hope you understand the change. Please add any questions or comments to this thread.