The Mozilla IT Security, Compliance and Security Council teams have carefully evaluated and determined that Etherpad (etherpad-mozilla.org, formerly etherpad.mozilla.org) must be retired. The lack of development or patches (the product hasn’t had either since 2013), leaves anyone who uses it vulnerable to bugs that cannot be fixed.
We know that many of you use Etherpad for everyday collaboration. That is why we have deployed a new instance of Etherpad Lite. Etherpad Lite does not have team pads. It also does not have password protected pads. Etherpad Lite can only be used for public collaboration.
Transition to Etherpad Lite
Public access to Etherpad (etherpad-mozilla.org) has been removed, effective immediately. A new Etherpad Lite instance has been made available at https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org.
Etherpad Lite has been pre-populated with public pads from some teams that the Participation Team was able to identify and contact administrators for:
remo, participation, mozhispano, partinfra, cbt, koolkids
These can be accessed at “http://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/teamname-oldpadname”.
For example https://remo.etherpad.mozilla.org/call-20-08-15 becomes https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/remo-call-20-08-15
More such team pads will be available in the hours ahead. You can find out which ones by visiting this discourse post.
1) All public non-team pads are available to all Mozillians at https://old.etherpad-mozilla.org/. For example “https://etherpad-mozilla.org/lunch” is available at https://old.etherpad-mozilla.org/lunch.
- The old Etherpad will be accessible through VPN access only (mainly employee accessible), and should be treated as read-only beyond this point at https://old-etherpad.webapp.phx1.mozilla.com/ (for public non-team pads) and https://team.old-etherpad.webapp.phx1.mozilla.com/ (for private or public team pads).
These pads will be available for a limited timeframe, while content is retrieved for those who need it.
3) Team pads (public or private) - For those team pads not listed above, employees and contributors with Mozilla VPN access can retrieve your important and necessary Etherpad data through https://team.old-etherpad.webapp.phx1.mozilla.com/ and copy it to an alternative collaboration tools. If you do not have Mozilla VPN access, we suggest you get in touch with your closest employee contact who can find someone with appropriate access and who can create a copy of your team’s Etherpad data to an appropriate alternative collaboration solution.
If you cannot find someone who has VPN access to help you, you may submit a moco-confidential bug in Bugzilla under Product: Infrastructure & Operations, and Component: Etherpad Migration using this link below.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?component=Etherpad Migration&groups=mozilla-employee-confidential&product=Infrastructure %26 Operations
If you have any questions, please send an email to EtherpadTransition@mozilla.com
George Roter, Head of Core Contributors, Participation
– sent on behalf of Sylvie Veilleux, VP of Information Technology