5354613 story Google Open Sources Wave Protocol Implementation 183 Posted by timothy on Tuesday July 28, 2009 @12:17PM from the this-open-source-stuff-is-a-fad dept. eldavojohn writes "Certainly one of the most important steps in adopting a protocol is a working open source example of it. Well, google has open sourced an implementation of the wave protocol for those of you curious about Google's new collaboration and conversation platform. It's been reviewed, skewered and called 'Anti-Web' but now's your chance to see a Java implementation of it. The article lists it as still rapidly evolving so it might not be prudent to buy into it yet. Any thumbs up or thumbs down from actual users of the new protocol?"