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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

4 responses to “Open Source As A SaaS Endgame: Etherpad Goes Open Source”

  1. 451 CAOS Theory » Life after death or living dead? Open source is no guarantee

    [..] Krishnan Subramanian at Cloud Ave was certainly happy as it supported histheorythat SaaS vendors should offer their software under an open source license or at least open source their app before they shut down. [..]

  2. Prasanna

    I’m an early user of etherpad and I love it.
    I’m hosting and maintaining it here:

  3. Etherpad is now Open Source

    [..] Open Source As A SaaS Endgame: Etherpad Goes Open Source( [..]

  4. Romasha

    Etherpad was some truly innovative technology. We at Cynapse are taking it ahead with

    We have bundled all the features of Etherpad with in a redesigned intuitive interface. We have integrated with various social networks like Facebook, Twitter,, Linkedin, Delicious etc. to enable easy sharing of notes with friends and colleagues. An Adobe Desktop client enables users to quickly create and access notes from their desktops – Windows, Mac or Linux.

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