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wave is in a very interesting condition

wave is in a very interesting condition

Posted Dec 22, 2010 19:53 UTC (Wed) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
Parent article: In Memoriam: the free software projects we lost in 2010

it's demise was announced, with a 'turn off by the end of 2010' date, but that has been extended (I think indefinitely), wave has applied to become a part of the apache foundation projects, and there are multiple companies with products shipping that incorporate wave.

the end result is still pending.

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wave is in a very interesting condition

Posted Dec 22, 2010 21:09 UTC (Wed) by n8willis (subscriber, #43041) [Link]

Well, it's a truism with all of the "canceled" projects that the parents can change their mind at any time, but we should definitely make a clear distinction between the Wave protocol and the software implementation hosted & promoted by Google. Google never said that it was "unreleasing" the protocols and APIs (whatever that might mean). In any case, it made the list due to the public hoopla that surrounded the death knells. I personally am not among the haters; don't read Wave's inclusion that way -- it may be a while before its full impact is seen but I think it has some really interesting potential.


wave is in a very interesting condition

Posted Dec 22, 2010 21:25 UTC (Wed) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

as noted, if forks of a project survive, is that project really dead? or just shifted?

for example, when ethereal forked and all the developers started working on a project called 'wireshark' did the ethereal project die, or was it just renamed?

so with google stopping the wave project, but other people using the code and continuing to develop it, is wave dead or just undergoing reorganisation?

the drop in support from Google is a big inflection point, things will be very different now, but it's unclear what this really means. As a google project it's dead, but many of the same developers are working on the code still, so is wave really dead?

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