Posts Tagged ‘wave’

Crashing Google Wave Finds New Life in Open Source “Wave in a Box”

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 0:22 No Comments

Google recently announced it will shut down Google Wave, the company’s web app for real-time collaboration, in April 2012. Google had previously all but abandoned Wave, ceasing new development over a year ago, but soon all traces of Wave will be removed from the web. Wave will become read-only in January 2012, meaning users will no longer be able to create new waves. After that Google Wave users have until April 30 to export their content before the service shuts down completely. The official demise of Google Wave is part of a larger spring-cleaning effort that will also see Google shut down services like Google Friend Connect, Google Gears and Google Knol, among others. Despite the heavy

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Google Wave open source next steps: “Wave in a Box”

Saturday, September 4, 2010 0:23 No Comments

Google Wave was once one of Google’s hottest projects, promising a new way of communication that might even replace e-mail. Alas, it was not to be, and Google shut it down soon after public launch due to lack of user adoption — but not completely. Since the announcement that we will discontinue development of Google Wave as a standalone product, many people have asked us about the future of the open source code and Wave federation protocol. After spending some time on figuring out our next steps, we’d like to share the plan for our contributions over the coming months. We will expand upon the 200K lines of code we’ve already open sourced (detailed at t

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