I was surprised to see so many blogs, websites and tweets about people desperately looking for Google wave invites. Getting a Google Wave account is almost starting to be some sort of status symbol for internet users.
You can get an invite directly from Google (https://services.google.com/fb/forms/wavesignup/) or you can be invited by an existing member, which is why there are so many people simply asking and begging existing members for a spare invitation. Twitter is riddled with people blatantly asking for invitations, and I have heard of people actually selling them to others! If you want to see the chatter, follow the hashtag #googlewaveinvite on twitter.
I am lucky enough to still have some invites available, and have allocated 15 out of my stash to give away to desperate people in need on an invite.
I will be randomly choosing 15 names from the people who tweet or comment on this post, and inviting them to Google Wave. I will choose 5 random names from people who tweet, 5 from people who comment using a disqus profile, and 5 from people who comment using a non-disqus profile.
If for some reason very few people comment or tweet this post, then everyone will get an invite.