WaveSandbox.com: Federate This

Monday, November 2, 2009 | 10:13 AM

When we first unveiled Google Wave a few months ago, one of the fundamental concepts we discussed was the vision for wave as an open communications protocol. We are happy to announce that the developer instance of Google Wave is now available for experimental interoperability testing with other wave providers. This means that if you are interested in building a service that uses the Google Wave Federation Protocol, you can begin prototyping with a tool like FedOne against WaveSandbox.com.

Since Google Wave Federation Day, there have been a number of developments:

If you'd like to dive in and get started, please check out the introductory docs. You can learn more by reading the more detailed status note on the wave protocol forum. Please keep in mind that things are early, and there will still be many changes, so your feedback is important. You can also contribute to the development of the growing open source reference implementation -- check out this guide to submit open source code.

Given the goal to build out a distributed network of providers, we're glad to be taking this step today and opening up the federation port for development purposes. We look forward to working with you to continue iterating on the protocol, developing an open source production quality reference implementation, and, of course, federating wave.google.com with many wave providers in the future.