Google Wave is, as it proclaimed to be, a revolutionary communication tool. Yet this revolution hasn’t caught much steam among the masses.
Therefore, Google is now backing an open-source project that would have Wave imitate key aspects of more traditional online forums. Because regardless of what you may think of them, forums are still wildly popular. While they don’t offer the convenience of e-mail, they do offer the mass collaboration some topics require.
By adding the real-time efficiency and group edit benefits of Google Wave to the purposes of traditional forums, Google hopes to introduce Wave to a whole new market of people.