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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "OpenmeetingsProposal" by AlexeiFedotov
Date Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:44:07 GMT
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  Openmeetings was developed for two years by Sebastian Wagner and willing developers. The
project ships a release approximately once per quarter. It was developed using LGPL license,
and developers are currently thinking of re-licensing it under Apache License 2.0.
  === Rationale ===
+ Last year most major vendors started commercial web conferencing solutions. This is an important
part of software ecosystem, and there is an urge to consolidate open source development efforts
in this direction.
+ Openmeetings is a unique solution in terms of patent clarity and potentially can grow into
solution built on the top of the fully open source stack. That is why it is a good candidate
for consolidating web conferencing community efforts.
- Reviewing releases for compliance with Apache technical criteria and policies is time consuming.
The Incubator requires that all releases are reviewed. Though small mistakes are common, this
process typically adds only a little value. It is common for candidates to be presented with
small but significant defects which then must be fixed and the candidate represented. Significant
energy and good will is wasted by this process.
- This is unnecessary. Given effort, these technical criteria are capable of automation.
- Automated continuous checking of the source would allow the Incubator PMC to be alerted
promptly to potential issues. Integration with build tools (such as Apache Ant and Apache
Maven) would allow releases to be checked automatically and continuously.
  == Initial Goals ==
  Each of project committers has their own set of goals, but we all share the following.

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