Google Wave is now an Apache Project

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It’s official: Google Wave is now Apache Wave.
A couple weeks ago, Google made a proposal to the Apache Software Foundation to take the reins on Wave. Wave, which only launched to the public in 2009, saw lackluster adoption; Google officially halted development in August and open-sourced the code in September.
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In Google’s proposal to Apache, the former company stated its goals were to migrate Wave’s codebase from Google to ASF’s infrastructure, to get Wave back to a state of active development and to bring new committers into the project. The proposal also noted that Wave still had some big-name users, including the U.S. Navy.
Apache has now [accepted that proposal](http://googlewavedev.blogspot.com/2010/12/introducing-apache-wave.html), and Google is preparing for a few changes. 
Googler Alex North [wrote](http://googlewavedev.blogspot.com/2010/12/introducing-apache-wave.html) on the company blog, “We’re spinning up the project infrastructure so that the community can continue to grow in the Apache way.”
North also mentioned that several new, non-Google committers are coming to the Wave project; other contributors are welcome to the project, as well.
We look forward to seeing how Wave evolves as an Apache project; becoming an open-source, community-driven project is probably the best thing that could have happened to Wave as a large-scale, ambitious web app — much better than the deadpool.