Apparently, this 31st of December won’t be the end of Google Wave as announced initially. Apache Software Foundation, the nonprofit organization that maintains the Apache open source projects has agreed to include Google Wave in its program.

Apache hopes that the community of developers that continued working on Google Wave will have more support and stability. And also one of its primary goals is to migrate the base code from to its foundation.

In August, Google announced that they had failed to develop a project to communicate and collaborate in real time because they didn’t reach the level of usage expected. Since then they’ve focused their efforts on Wave in a Box, the aggregated version that would allow developers to use the features they already had before by moving them to their own servers.