Apache Wave reboots Google's collaborative tool in open-source Incubator

It really is turning into a Google week, what with the

Nexus S

,

Android 2.3 Gingerbread

,

Google Maps for Mobile 5.0

, a

Honeycomb Motorola tablet

and the promise of Chrome OS news today, but there's also confirmation that the Apache Wave project will indeed

be going ahead

. Submitted for potential open-source inclusion

in late November

, Google's

ill-fated Wave

has been accepted and there's work already underway to bring the new project – and Wave in a Box – up to speed.

That includes "significant improvements to the wave panel, visual enhancements to the login pages, gadgets hooked up and working, improved development set-up and documentation, and a draft HTTP transport for wave federation" according to Google Wave software engineer Alex North. There's a considerable amount of documentation and video

about the project here

, so if you've been pining for Wave since its untimely demise, head on over to get going.

Wave in a Box architecture: