Paul Tagliamonte paultag at
Sat Jun 12 13:50:53 BST 2010

On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs
<dmitrij.ledkov at> wrote:
> On 9 June 2010 11:52, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at> wrote:
>> This seems like a potentially useful tool for the Ubuntu community,
>> especially at UDS time.  It's a bit more Google Docs than Gobby, being
>> browser-based, but is free software and seems worth exploring as an
>> alternative.  Has anyone tried it?  What was your experience?
>> There are some public installations already available which you can
>> experiment with.
>> --
>>  - mdz
> What about google wave?

GWave was based off this app, actually. This was nonfree until Google
bought out the company. Turns out that's what google wave is based off

The company is now shutting down their servers ( bandwidth issues, and
they already made their money )

Etherpad is a google wave "lite". The LoCo Council uses it a whole
lot. It would help us if it where on the Ubuntu servers

> GSoC students are using it effectively. And it can be used as mailing
> list (threaded comments/replies), document creation with svg diagrams
> (ala google docs) and various planning tools e.g. maps & opinion
> polls.
> And it can withstand heavy loads and be used for real life chat as
> well so for uds it can replace IRC, gobby & whiteboard and can be used
> as meeting chat and meeting minutes =)
> (The best thing is that you can have fist-post to be meeting agenda /
> reports and for lightning round everyone can reply simultaneously and
> comment/edit each other words. Then the whole wave can be plaid back
> and edited to form meeting minutes =) if fact the whole meeting can
> turn in just collaborative minutes editing & commenting)
> I'm assuming for things like uds waves will be public, for some other
> things you can invite participants by email.
> There is nice google groups integration that you just need to invite a
> single mailing list address to get all people from it.
> Porting ubuttubot to google wave would be awesome to talk to launchpad
> & e.g. invite correct people as per launchpad team membership and pull
> & expand factoroids e.g. bug #1.
> Canonical already uses google calendar and wave can be enabled for
> google domains to try out =) plus you will get your own wave id's.
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