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Etherpad is a web-based collaborative real-time editor, allowing authors to simultaneously edit a text document, and see all of the participants' edits in real-time, with the ability to display each author's text in their own colour.
It was not until the end of 2009 when Google wanted to remove its opponents, and thus bought over Etherpad for the making of its own project called Google Wave (now already defunct). Under community pressure, Google open sourced the codebase behind Etherpad, thus sparking many new clones of Etherpad.