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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "OpenmeetingsProposal" by SebastianWagner
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2011 09:47:37 GMT
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The "OpenmeetingsProposal" page has been changed by SebastianWagner:

adding section for our motivation for Apache

  The project name "OpenMeetings" and logos are inspired by Ludovic Gasc who has been the
project manager at Dokeos and the time Sebastian split OpenMeetings as separated project.
  === 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.
+ According to several studies demand for synchronous Communication, in opposite to asynchronous
Communication like wiki's or email, will raise the upcoming years. (For example:
  Openmeetings is a unique solution in terms of patent purity 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.
@@ -74, +74 @@

  Web application part of Openmeetings runs under Apache Tomcat. It uses Apache Commons and
Apache Velocity. Red5 server uses a lot of Apache components, including Apache Mina. OpenMeetings
itself uses Apache Axis2 for the SOAP / REST API.
  OpenMeetings is reworked to use Apache OpenJPA instead of Hibernate. Since revision 4000
all dependencies to Hibernate have been removed from the source.
+ === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
+ The Apache Foundation is the home of vendor neutral and industry standard software. By joining
the Foundation we will apply Apache's Release and Licensing Standards to our product. Doing
that we will improve our release processes, quality standards and it should give a planing
reliability to our end users. But our main motivation is that our project is about collaboration,
communication and enabling people to easily interact with each other. We think that the "Apache
Way" of community driven software development with flat hierarchy and transparency in decision
and design will reflect best those core activities of our software.
  == Initial Source ==

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