Google has announced that despite Wave’s demise as a Google App, its open source code will continue to be developed into a fully functional application available to anyone with the desire to host it.
Sad news on the Google wire today, at least for fans of the next new thing. Google announced, in a post filled with examples of Wave’s innovations and strengths, that the real-time messaging and collaboration tool hasn’t seen “the user adoption we would have liked”.
Google Wave has added the ability to remove participants from any wave. It’s a somewhat complex feature (you wouldn’t want someone to be able to, say, delete your email or shared documents), but Google came up with an elegant solution.