Both the open source aspect, and the idea of collaborative working are a bold stride in the right direction. Well done Google. But it seems there are some major problems to be ironed out, and I don’t feel like this is going to be the collaborative IM/email app to end all apps. Rather, as is so often the case, I suspect one of Google’s open source brethren is going to take the idea they’ve financed, and build a better variation on it.
Riding the wave