Google Wave finds home in Apache Incubator

The defunct Wave program has become part of the open-source Apache Incubator project, where programmers can continue its development
Written by Luke Hopewell, Contributor

The once-deceased Google Wave has found a new home within the Apache Incubator project, a preliminary step to becoming part of the open-source Apache Software Foundation's catalogue.

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Google Wave has been added to the Apache Incubator project. Photo credit: James Martin/CNET News

Google announced Wave's admission into the Incubator programme on its Developer blog on Tuesday. After Wave was laid to rest by Google in August, the search giant announced that it would share the Wave code base — over 200,000 lines in total — in the hopes of creating 'Wave in a Box'.

Google then held a summit to bring together open-source developers to contribute to Wave in a Box. "During the summit, it became quite clear that there is a healthy community of start-ups, independent developers and industry partners enthusiastic to continue development of the Wave Federation protocols and Wave in a Box product," Google said. At the summit a draft proposal to enter the product into the Incubator programme was submitted to Apache, and has now been accepted.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Google Wave gets Apache lift on ZDNet Australia.

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